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Greece Looks to Improve Visa Processing Due to Rise in Demand

Τhe Greek government is looking to address the increased demand for traveler visas to Greece, mainly from Russia and China.

Russia’s e-Visa to St Petersburg Available for Greeks

Greeks wanting to travel to St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region in Russia can now simply apply for an online visa from their home.

Greek Visas to Russian Travelers on the Rise

There may have initially been some glitches to the visa process for Russian travelers to Greece, but the procedure is now as prompt as ever with the number issued between January and July 2016 up by 11 percent compared to last year.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Collaboration with Russia

Boosting tourism flows between Russia and Greece as well working together on actions that will strengthen the ongoing collaboration in tourism between the two countries, including the issue of three- and five-year visas, was on the agenda of talks recently between Alternate...

Boosted Greek Consular Services Meet Russian Visa Demand

Greek consular services in Moscow are meeting the increased demand for visas by Russian nationals wishing to travel to Greece, Alternate Foreign Minister Nikos Xydakis said on Tuesday, adding that the goal is to further increase tourist flows from Russia.

Greece Agrees at MITT to Host Greek-Russian Forum on Tourism

Moving full speed ahead towards stronger ties in tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura agreed on Thursday with Russian Federation Deputy Culture Minister Yurievna Manilova and the head of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism Rostourism Oleg Safonov that Athens will...

Visa Process Red Tape Turns Russian Tourists Away

Russian tourists might not be traveling to Turkey this year due to the escalating military conflict between the two countries, but they are not opting to visit Greece either, Greek tourism sector insiders are saying, citing the tedious and time-consuming visa procedure as the reason.

New Visa Regime May Push Russian Tourists Away

A new visa regime comes on top of an “unfriendly” exchange rate to push all the more Russian tourists away from Greece.