Holiday houses, villas, apartment, hotels and more

We need your travel dates to give you the best available offers

New Year in Poland is not for everyone

New Year in Poland is not for everyone
New Year in Poland is not for everyone

Spending the New Year in Poland for many Russians has become a popular way to celebrate one of the main winter holidays. However, today one of the obstacles to affordable European vacations can become the Polish consulate.

Russian tour operators faced with visa problems for their clients. As noted by the representatives of the Russian Tourism Union, currently electronic application for visa can be submitted to the embassy only from January 10.

Representatives of the Embassy of Poland said that they now try to satisfy in the first place the applications of those tourists, who go for holidays directly in Poland, relegating the transit tourists.

Difficulties in obtaining visas to Poland have also those Russians, who have applied for visas and have already bought the vouchers. Currently, the Embassy of Poland said that 64 000 Russians received Polish visas in Moscow. At least another 90 000 were granted by the consulate in Kaliningrad.

At the same time, the Polish press paid attention to the actions of Polish diplomats, who are willing to sacrifice the hen that lays golden eggs. Polish TV channel tvn24 presented the potential losses of one of the most famous ski resorts in Poland - Zakopane. Thus, on average, every Russian tourist during the holidays at this resort spends about 305 Euros. According to the channel, only embassy in Moscow in December may receive up to 30 thousand visa applications from the Russians for the New Year.

Anyway, if in the next few days the situation will not change, Russian travel agencies will be forced to offer customers other destinations.

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 26/11/2011

Comments (0)

No comments

News

Madonna's concert in Warsaw can be cancelled
Polish concert of the legendary singer Madonna, which is planned to be held in Warsaw in August on the 68th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, is in jeopardy.
Poland has translated Communist monopoly into Russian
Recreation industry in Poland is being developed not only at the resorts. Unusual version of the "Monopoly" was created in Poland. "Queue" (in Polish - "Kolejka") is the name of the game that offers participants try their hand in the communist economy.
Entertaining tourist tram and omnibus appeared in Warsaw
Unique tourist program has been launched in the Polish capital of Warsaw. Entertaining historical tram line organized by the club "Friends of the public transport" will carry tourists along the most famous sights in Warsaw.