It may become more difficult for Russians to holiday in Europe in the coming years. Several European countries are urging the EU to close their borders to Russian tourists.
Finland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine are among the initiators of the ban on entry to Europe for Russian tourists, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports. Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland have already tightened visa rules dramatically.
“Visiting Europe is a privilege, not a human right,” Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
The Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic and Finland also support the call, KyivPost reported on Twitter.
“It is not right that Russians can live a normal life, travel in Europe, and be tourists,” Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin noted.
Now the countries are asking the EU to decide on the issue.
According to the head of Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tuva Bogsnes, Norway is following the discussions.
“Norway works to ensure that like-minded countries stand together as much as possible,” she said.
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