Ukraine at the center of U.S.-Russia tension.
The European Union closed the entire airspace of its 27 countries to Russian aircraft on Sunday, following a steady stream of airspace closure announcements by member countries over the weekend.
The zone was expanded from 100 to 200 nautical miles from the Ukrainian border with Russia. EASA argues that the expanded zone now considers the “risk posed by the threat of missile launches to and from Ukraine.”
“We have guests traveling in late March and early April to Poland, but that is more than a month away. It’s impossible to say now how it will evolve. We are basically in wait-and-see mode,” Kozlowski said by email.
Tourists with short-term plans to visit Poland are advised to book accommodation in advance, “as some of the hotel infrastructure may be earmarked for those in need.”
“IATA is helping to facilitate the relevant and timely exchange of information with airlines from government and non-government sources to support airlines in planning their operations around the airspace closures in Ukraine and parts of Russia.”
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As for vaccination, it is estimated that only 55.4% of the population is fully immunized. The rate of vaccination has been stagnant for several months now and, in fact, the government is even having to destroy doses due to their expiration date.
If you travel to Croatia now, you will find the vast majority of tourism businesses and monuments open. The use of masks is only mandatory in medical and social institutions. It is no longer necessary to show a vaccination certificate to enter establishments.
In normal times, you do not need any documentation to travel to Croatia other than a valid ID card or passport. Just keep in mind that the Croatian authorities may require at the border the verification of the sufficiency of financial means (for amounts equivalent to 100€ per person per day) for the stay in the country.
The MAEC advises to drive with great caution, especially on secondary roads. It also recommends keeping your headlights on during the day. In case of an accident, you should call the police, who have to make a police report. Afterwards, a judicial procedure is carried out whereby the passport or ID card is retained and a misdemeanor trial is held on the same day or the following day. After paying the corresponding fine, you will be able to recover your documents. If the accident is serious, it is best to call the consular section of the embassy.
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As of January 1, 2021, the Russian government has introduced a unified electronic visa for visiting the entire Russian territory. This e-visa allows you to enter the country only once for tourist, business, humanitarian or family visit purposes, for a maximum of 16 days . The nationalities and entry points eligible for this visa are as follows. The average time to obtain the electronic visa is about 4 days. No invitation or voucher is required for this process.
To travel to Russia, the e-visa is mandatory. From January 1, 2021, you can visit the whole country with the unified e-visa. The visa for Russia allows you to stay 16 days in the different Russian oblasts in order to visit your relatives, for business, tourism or humanitarian reasons.
The electronic visa for Russia is available online for a fee of 69 € per traveler. It is not possible to obtain a visa for Russia on arrival, we advise you to apply online 4 days before your departure to Russia.
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According to the legislation of the Russian Federation foreign tourists traveling on cruise ships may arrive and stay in Russia without a visa for a period of 72 hours as part of an organized tour group. A visa is required for St. Petersburg if they want to visit the city independently and not as part of an organized tour group.
Up to 90 days for tourists. The original tourist documentation or invitation must be presented to the Russian immigration authorities. The visa exemption regime does not apply for holders of diplomatic and service passports.
Citizens of Serbia with biometric passports obtained after April 09, 2008 may stay in Russia for up to 30 days. Holders of diplomatic or official passports without accreditation in Russia can stay up to 90 days. Nationals of Serbia with temporary and permanent residence permits may stay without time limits. In all other cases a visa is required. The visa-free regime does not apply to holders of Yugoslav passports.