The US temporarily suspended the issuance of tourist visas to citizens of Venezuela

США временно приостановили выдачу туристических виз гражданам Венесуэлы

USA has temporarily suspended the issuance of U.S. travel visas to citizens of Venezuela. The decision came into force on may 18, said the representative of the American foreign policy Department John Kirby at the daily briefing at the state Department.

According to Kirby, the decision to remain in force “until further further notice”. Also, according to him, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Caracas has suspended the acceptance of Venezuelans, for the first time, applicants for tourist visas to USA.

As the reasons for the decision Kirby called the long delay in the issuance of Venezuelan visas for diplomatic personnel of the United States, who were sent to work in Venezuela as part of a planned rotation of personnel. The suspension of the issuance of American tourist visas to Venezuelans linked to the issue of staffing of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas.

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