Israel is concerned about the illegal stay of Russians in the country and tries to limit the magnitude of the problem. In the case of solutions, the number of refusals of entry into the country will be reduced, said RIA Novosti in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Jewish state.
At the same time, the Ministry welcomed the increasing number of tourists from Russia — only in 2019, Israel was visited by more than 320 thousand Russians.
“There is no doubt that both sides attach great importance to the further development of the tourism industry,” — said the Minister. However, the Ministry noted that Israel, like any other state, combats illegal stay of foreigners in the country.
The Russian Embassy in tel Aviv earlier said that in 2019, Israel has denied entry to more than 5.7 thousand Russians. The decision of local officials explained that Russian citizens are much more likely to come to Israel in search of work, taking advantage of a visa-free regime for tourists. They then issue a request for political asylum to at the time of his consideration to be able to live and work in the country.
In December the number of reported incidents with the arrest of the Israelis upon arrival in Moscow. The border guards demanded a visa despite the fact that between Russia and Israel has visa free regime.
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