EU Commission calls for Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania to join the Schengen area — RT EN

16 Nov 2022 10:19 p.m The European Commission is calling for Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania to be integrated into the Schengen zone by abolishing internal EU border controls. Croatia has already been approved by the EU Parliament, but there could be dissenting votes in the case of Romania. Source: © Keith Binns The European […]

Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia will no longer let Russians across the border on Schengen visas — RT EN

7 Sep 2022 2:18 p.m Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have reached an agreement on restricting the free movement of Russian citizens. Despite Schengen visas, they will not be allowed to cross the national borders of the Baltic States from Russia or Belarus. EU members Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia bordering Russia are introducing even stricter restrictions […]

Estonia closes borders to Russians with Schengen visas issued by Estonia — RT EN

11 Aug 2022 2:26 pm Starting next week, Russian citizens with a Schengen visa issued by Estonia will no longer be allowed to enter the Baltic country. This was announced by Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu on Thursday. Some exceptions apply. Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu announced that from next week Estonia will close its […]

Stop issuing Schengen visas to Russians is legally unsupportable — RT EN

A ban on Schengen visas for Russians over Russia’s military operation in Ukraine has been called for by political parties in Finland. In Brussels, however, it is pointed out that such a regional measure is not possible. As the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on July 28, citing a response from the European Commission, European […]

Long queues for Schengen visas — RT DE

In mid-July, Russia lifted all corona restrictions that had hampered the flow of tourists to and from Russia for more than two years. Nevertheless, many travelers who want to go to the EU have to wait for weeks and months. On July 15, Russia completely lifted the corona restrictions that have been in place since […]