Russia - Q&A (oct.6, 2022)


Some EU countries, including Germany, are now requiring European medical insurance for Schengen visa applicants, making it impossible for most Russians to obtain visas. Is France imposing new conditions on Russians for obtaining a visa?

Following the suspension of the EU-Russia visa facilitation agreement, visas are issued in accordance with common law (the Community Code on Visas). Under this code, applicants must present proof of a valid medical insurance policy.