How will the expulsion of diplomats affect tourism?
Two capitals will stop issuing visas to Germany visas to Germany
Visa departments of the German Embassy and Consulate General in Moscow and St. Petersburg may close in the next couple of months due to the expulsion of diplomats from these cities. This is due to the fact that in Moscow more than 30 employees of the German diplomatic mission were declared persona non grata, including the heads of the visa center.
The situation is the same in St. leave the country before May 3. The expulsion of German diplomats was a response to similar actions by Berlin.
However, Russian tourists still have several alternative options: to apply for a visa, you can contact the German Exhibition Center in other cities, such as Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Kaliningrad. At the same time, it is worth remembering that Germany basically adheres to the rule of first entry when passing travelers through its borders.