§ 47. Mr. John Hall
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how long it takes, on average, for Czechoslovakians to obtain a visa to enter this country; and what information he has about the time taken to obtain a visa for a British citizen to enter Czechoslovakia.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The time taken to grant visas to Czechoslovakians depends upon the circumstances and urgency of each application, but for most categories of visitor the average time is two weeks. Recently, British tourists wishing to visit Czechoslovakia have been granted visas immediately or within a day or two. Visas for other categories of British visitor, including businessmen, generally take just under two weeks.