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A list of EU countries that often deny Russian tourists in the issuance of Schengen visas in 2018. The full rating is published on the website of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR).
Leading position in the number of refusals went to Norway. The Consulate General of that country declined 17.85 percent of filings over the past year.
Next was Belgium (3.35 percent of the failures), and on the third place with a small gap located in Germany (3.32%). Also in the top 5 unfriendly to Russian tourists countries included the Netherlands (2.9 percent) and Poland (2.5 percent).
In addition, according to visa EU statistics, the most Schengen visas for last year Muscovites have issued the visa centers of Spain (477 319 visas), Italy (454 474 visa) and France (366 033 visa).
In April, the press Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry Irina Tyurina said that failures in the visa centers of Spain, France and the Czech Republic have threatened the travel of Russians on may holidays. According to experts, the number of applications for visas has increased by 40 percent, and the Consulate could not handle this number of applications.
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