Budapest, ‘we will continue to give Schengen visas to Russian tourists’ – Last Hour

(ANSA) – ROME, SEPTEMBER 24 – Hungary intends to continue granting its Schengen visas to Russian citizens, despite the fact that visa facilitation in the European Union has been suspended as a result of the war in Ukraine: the Hungarian Foreign Minister affirms , Peter Szijjarto, in an interview with the Russian agency Tass granted in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

“There is a clear methodology on how to issue visas for tourists from countries for which there is no facilitation agreement,” the Hungarian minister said, adding: “But even if there is no facilitation agreement visas, it does not mean that visas are not granted “. According to Szijjarto, “the visa policy is a Schengen policy, so as Schengen members there are procedures on how to do it. No decision has been made to stop granting Schengen visas to Russian citizens,” concluded the head of diplomacy of Budapest in the interview with Tass. (HANDLE).