Russia has simplified the Visa procedures for the Austrian citizens. Starting from this year, Austrians will be automatically granted with the double-entry Visa valid for 6 months. According to the comments of Russian Ambassador to Austria, the main aim of the simplification process is to attract visitors not only to Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also to the regions.
The year of 2017 was announced a year of tourism between Russia and Austria. After personal visit of several sites in Austria, the Ambassador of Russia to Austria, Dmitriy Lyubinskiy, has noted that the amount of Russian tourists on the streets has significantly increased.
The majority of events, associated with the year of tourism between two countries, coincide with the beginning of the International Holiday and Travel show "Ferien-Messe Wien 2017".The goal of the year is collaborative promotion of new Russian tour products: The Great Silk Road, The Great Volga Path, The Music without borders: the great composers of Russia and Austria, the support of the regional destinations in Russia (especially the host cities of the Football World Cup 2018), and the development of the trans-regional cooperation between two countries