The Consular Service of Bulgaria has temporarily stopped issuing tourist visas to Russians.

The reason for this decision is the declaration of persona non grata of 14 employees of the diplomatic mission and consular offices of Bulgaria in Russia, Ukrinform reports with reference to association of tour operators of the Russian Federation.

Tour operators report that the Bulgarian Consulate in Moscow has notified them of a temporary suspension of the acceptance of documents for obtaining visas. This will apply to tourist travel and property owners.

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The solution is positioned as temporary. But how long this pause will last is still unknown.

As previously reported by the agency, the government of Latvia has suspended the acceptance of documents for issuing visas for entry into the country for citizens of the Russian Federation – with the exception of certain cases related to the burial of relatives.