Denmark and Sweden have resumed processing and issuing all types of visas to Russian citizens. Denmark has also lifted all anti-coronavirus restrictions.
“The standard time for processing visa applications for Russian citizens applying, for example, to visit friends, relatives, tourism, is up to 10 calendar days (delivery time is not included) in accordance with the visa facilitation agreement between Denmark and Russia. You can apply for any visa category – there are no restrictions,” the Danish visa operator, VFS Global, reported.
The Danish Embassy in Moscow also recommends that Russian tourists take care of purchasing cash currency in advance.
“Since Visa and MasterCard have suspended the provision of services to Russian banks, we strongly recommend that you purchase cash before your trip to avoid difficulties during your stay in Denmark,” the diplomatic mission said.
In turn, Sweden lifted all anti-coronavirus restrictions on April 1. VFS Global visa centers in Russia have resumed accepting documents for visas to Sweden in Moscow and 18 cities. However, you can apply at the embassy only in exceptional cases.
As noted in the diplomatic mission, the period of consideration of visa applications may be longer than usual, as “many people want to travel.” In addition, you need to apply for a visa 6 months before your planned trip, but no later than 14 days in advance.