The number of Russian tourists visiting the Czech Republic is expected to rebound this year according to the state tourist promotion office, Czech Tourism.
It now predicts that around 600,000 Russians will visit the country. That compares with a drop to 548,000 in 2017. The record for Russian visitors was in 2013 when the total number of visitors was estimated at around 800,000.
One problem highlighted by the tourism office is the time taken to get visas, usually around a week whereas it is sometimes to three days in other countries.