Bulgaria’s Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova and Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov agreed to simplify tourist visa procedures for citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Georgia, novinite.com reports.
The measure is aimed at boosting visitor numbers from traditional markets such as Russia and Ukraine, according to the press office of Bulgaria’s Tourism Ministry.
It is also part of a campaign aimed at countering the downward tend in early bookings from these countries for the 2015 summer season.
The new regime envisages the issuance of short-term double-entry and multiple-entry visas for organized trips.
This type of visa has a validity period of up to one year and is available to citizens who have already used Bulgarian visas.