He recalled that now Russians are prohibited from entering Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, the Czech Republic and Estonia for tourism purposes.
“Some EU countries, without formally refusing to issue visas to Russians, present obviously impossible conditions. In particular, they require the payment of visa fees through Western banks or the presentation of a health insurance policy from an insurer abroad,” the diplomat said in a statement. interview with TASS.
He added that Russian citizens have almost stopped issuing multiple Schengen visas.
Earlier, representatives of the tourism industry told RG that Russian tourists continue to travel to European countries. Even those countries that do not allow Russians to enter their territory for tourism purposes continue to issue visas for important reasons.
Overall, of the 26 countries in the Schengen agreement, 16 continue to issue tourist visas. Also, some countries, like Hungary, issue visas even within two weeks.