Despite the closed skies of Europe, Italy has opened its borders for Russian tourists. Italian Visa Application Centers in Moscow and the regions have resumed accepting documents for tourist visas.
From March 1, Italy has lifted the mandatory quarantine, including for visitors arriving from non-EU countries. Tourists are allowed to enter.
“The decision to open entry for Russians is in unison with the improvement of the epidemiological situation,” Italy’s National Tourism Agency said.
According to the visa provider VMS, documents are accepted in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Arkhangelsk by appointment.
In the cities of Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Samara, Italy has another visa operator - Almaviva. Its website also published information that from March 1, Russian citizens can “apply for a tourist visa to Italy”.