Czech Republic and Latvia Stopped Issuing Visas to Russian Citizens

Latvia and the Czech Republic decided to suspend the issuance of visas to Russian citizens due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

“In view of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, I have decided to recall the Latvian ambassador to Russia for consultations, as well as to suspend the issuance of Latvian visas to citizens of the Russian Federation, except in cases related to special humanitarian considerations,” Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics wrote on Twitter.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala also said that his country has suspended the issuance of visas to Russian citizens, according to Deník N. According to him, visas will continue to be issued as an exception only for humanitarian reasons.

In addition, the Czech authorities decided to revoke the work permits of the Russian consulates in Karlovy Vary and Brno, and also temporarily closed their consular offices in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.

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