Bulgaria may simplify visa regime for Russians

Bulgaria may simplify visa regime for Russians


Deputy Prime Minister and new Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria Mariyana Nikolova said that Russian tour operators will be able to apply for subsidized flights to Bulgaria, and the Bulgarian Visa Center in Russia is ready to start working on issuing visas to Russian citizens, ATOR reports.

According to her, Russia is one of the most important tourist markets for Bulgaria, so the authorities of this country intend to provide the best conditions for both tourists and tour operators.

Thus, the Bulgarian government intends to facilitate the visa regime with Russia and introduce visas on arrival. This issue will be discussed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In addition, Russian operators will be able to apply for subsidized charters. The Bulgarian authorities have allocated about 28 million euros to subsidize such flights. The Bulgarian side will pay 35 euros for each tourist.

The report also says that the Bulgarian airlines are ready to resume flights after receiving permission from the Russian side.

Thus, the Bulgarian authorities intend to restore the tourism sector affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tourist flow from Russia to Bulgaria in the first 5 months of 2020 fell by 60%.

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