Bad news for Russian tourists and Croatian tour operators
Only a week after the Croatian government amended the regulation on the visa system and imposed visa requirements for Russia and Turkey, the bad news arrived from Russia: only 50 per cent of the usual booking numbers for Russian tourists had been achieved so far, and the only possible explanation was the visas that they now need to enter Croatia.
Croatian Foreign Affairs Minister Vesna Pusic explained that the introduction of visas for these two countries during the year (so far Russian citizens did not need visas during the tourist season) is a commitment of Croatia in accordance with the rules of the European Union. Still, the procedure of the new visa regime now applied for the Russian Federation is maximally simplified and friendly to all tourists who want to travel to Croatia.
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