Do not left the Schengen area prior to the closure of the Russians will not be fined

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the Citizens of Russia, who failed to leave the Schengen area before the closure of the borders because of the coronavirus will not be fined. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the EU Ambassador in Russia Markus Ederer.

“In this situation for the delay of my visa will have no penalties, and the fact of the delay – only in this case will be ignored when subsequently applying for a Schengen visa”, – said the Ambassador.

Ederer reminded that entry into the European Union introduced a limit on the period of 30 days. With regards to tourists who are now in EU and can’t leave before the end of the visa, countries have the right to extend their visa up to 90 days, said the Ambassador.

in addition, member countries of the EU will issue long-term visas or permits for temporary stay of tourists on short-term visas. Ederer explained that to extend the visa you need to apply to the migration service of the host country.

Previously, the Federal tourism Agency reported that nearly all the organized tourists have returned from other countries to Russia. Almost 160 thousand people came to the homeland from the territory of the 43 foreign countries. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Russia will make every effort to return citizens to their homeland.

in addition, became aware of the fact, when Russian tourists will be able to receive monetary compensation for unsold tickets. Payments will be carried out after the law is passed additional powers to the government in emergency situations. In addition, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin has promised that the Cabinet will support the tourism industry.

In connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus Rosturizm has urged citizens to temporarily refrain from traveling within the country. The head of Rostourism Zarina doguzova asked to take seriously the recommendations in connection with a complicated epidemiological situation.

a day in Russia 771 confirmed a case of coronavirus infection.


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