Croatia introduces visa regulations for Russians starting today, April 1, 2013, as part of Croatia’s accession to the EU on July 1, reports The Croatian Times.
Croatian Ambassador in Russia Igor Pokaz stated that the Russian citizens will have no problems with the visas in the country.
First Croatia will issue national visas, but not Schengen ones. Russians, holding Schengen visas can enter the country up to 1 July 2013.
A new Croatian consulate opens in Moscow not far from the Croatian Embassy in Russia, Pokaz said. “As many as 15 new employees will arrive from Croatia to work in the Consulate in Moscow so that Russian citizens will not have any problems with visas,” the ambassador noted.
A visa will be issued within five days, a visa fee will amount 35 Euro, and an urgent visa will cost 65 Euro. In 2012 200 thousand Russian citizens visited Croatia.
Author: Irina Fomina