Czechs extend bar on visas for Russians and Belarusians

A Czech government decree barring the issuing of visas and residence permits to Russians and Belarusians has been extended until the end of March next year. The cabinet approved a Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposal to that effect on Wednesday evening. The government began rejecting visa applications for Russians after their country launched a war on Ukraine in February. It extended the ban to citizens of Belarus later. Exceptions can be made in humanitarian cases.

Author: Ian Willoughby