The Czech Republic Will Close Its Border To Russian Tourists
The Czech Republic has announced that from the end of this month, the country will start applying stricter entry rules for citizens of Russia.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechia, Jan Lipovsky, stated that the country will introduce an entry ban for Russian tourists on 25 October 2022.
According to Minister Lipovsky, the ban will apply to all Russians who hold a tourist visa, regardless of the issuing country.
This means that not only Russians who have been granted a Schengen visa by the Czech authorities but also those who have been granted a visa by other Schengen-associated countries will not be permitted entry to the Czech Republic.
Up to 200 Russians are coming to the Czech Republic through international airports every day.
Announcing the news, Minister Lipovsky said that the ruthless bombing of civilians in Ukraine could not be ignored, suggesting that the ban was necessary.
The Czech Republic joins the Baltic countries, Poland and Finland, which have closed their borders to Russian tourists in previous weeks.
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have already banned Russian tourists from entering their territory since 19 September 2022.
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