The Embassy of Greece has denied the information about mass delays in issuance of visas to Russian tourists. The diplomatic mission has stated that the 10-day period, as provide by law, has never been violated.
Yesterday, the messages appeared about the obstacles for Russian tourist to go to Greece for the May celebrations due to the visa problems.
The matter was that the Embassy of was not capable to process all visa applications. According to some sources, the Greek Embassy has accumulated over 10,000 passports.
The Embassy has addressed to the tourist agencies with the request to provide the applications on behalf of the tourists on time. It is noted, however, that there were only a few instances of delays.