From this week on, Russia introduces restrictions for foreigners applying for a visa, reports origo. Travellers will have to provide detailed information about the purpose of their visit, and the route they are planning to follow during their stay in the country.
Those who are planning to visit Russia in the near future should be aware that due to the new regulation, they will have to send the exact direction of their visit, marking the cities they are planning to pass through. Foreigners will also be obliged to register in a travel office, giving out official and personal information of the visitor and the host as well.
Ministries and high-ranking offices have been practicing their right to deny entry into the country, there are ten organizations with this title, from the counterintelligence to the anti-drug departments.
According to the relevant official data, there are 1 million people who have a 10 year prohibition on entering Russia, the reason of which is a previous stay that had lasted longer than the officially allowed duration of the visit.
based on article by origo.hu
translated by Laura Kocsis
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