About a thousand Residents of foreign countries visited during the six months Republic of Crimea, backed by air, told Last news the head of Department of the state Council on sanatorium-resort complex Alexey Chernyak.
About five hundred thousand Inhabitants of foreign countries entered the area of the Crimea for the period from January of this year, the number of arriving foreigners continues to grow and has reached fifteen thousand people a day, said the first Deputy head of the FMS in the region Sergey Krylov. Most are citizens of neighbouring Ukraine, however, the number of Residents of other countries continues to grow.
"Directly to the airport Simferopol from the beginning of 2015 arrived About thousands of foreigners from Germany, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Poland," said Chernyak.
information on citizenship is granted FSB border management in the region and reflect only the portion of foreign Residents who come to the Crimea through the checkpoint of the airport in Simferopol. In addition to them, come to the Crimea citizens of foreign countries via the ferry, already through passport control in mainland Russia.
Cherniak said large flow of citizens of Ukraine, who visited the Peninsula this year. Most of them cross the border via land destinations in the Northern part of the Peninsula, a considerably smaller also arrives in Crimea by air, drew the attention of the head of Department.
Just last year in the Crimea drove more than 3 million foreign Residents, as well as among them from April 2014 - 2 million 364 thousand people.
Flights between Crimea and Ukraine was suspended in March 2014, when the Crimea and Sevastopol after the 16 March 2014 referendum became the subjects of the Russian Federation. At the end of 2014 Ukraine equally in the hands of individual stopped the movement of trains across the border with the Crimea. Passenger trains EN route to the Crimea, stop in the Kherson region, before reaching the Peninsula. Further, citizens must cross the border on buses, switching from one to the other after passing through the checkpoint.