Soviets Loosen Travel Restrictions

From Reuters

Restrictions on Soviet tourists traveling to Eastern Europe were to be loosened starting New Year's Day, the Moscow youth daily Moskovsky Komsomolets said.

All anyone wanting to visit Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia and other socialist countries need do under the new system is to go to Intourist (the Soviet travel agency), "and their wishes will be fulfilled," the newspaper said.

Under the new experimental plan, applicants will merely have to fill in a short form giving autobiographical details and supply references from their doctor and employer, it said.

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