MOSCOW, 23 Jul - RIA Novosti/Prime. European countries will not impose additional restrictions in the form of refusal of issuing Schengen visas to Russian citizens who visited the Crimea, because of the decline in tourist arrivals from Russia and the inability of the administration of such a ban, said the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze Thursday at a press conference Equator summer: where you prefer to relax by the citizens of Russia?".
the message about the Fact that Residents of the Russian Federation, who visited the Crimea, will be to deprive Schengen visas, made by the ex-Minister of resorts and tourism of Crimea Alexander Liev, currently holds the post of Advisor to the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine. Ukrainian official said that the authorities have plans to transfer to the diplomatic missions of the EU countries list "trespassers" for the cancellation of visas.
"Europe is seriously concerned with the reduction of tourist flow from Russia. Authorized EU countries are foolish enough to enter additional, very artificial limits for countries that would like to increase these tourist flows from Russia. No questions from travelers who have visited or will visit the Crimea, in the capture of Schengen visas will not " - said Lomidze, and the ban is highly unlikely.
"There must be Some logic. Crimea is a Russian territory, there I go with internal Russian passport, where do not put any mark, airlines do not offer memoranda of flights to Some international service, such data is not uploaded anywhere. That is a theoretical possibility to know that a mere mortal citizen of Russia visited Crimea, miserable, " said Lomidze.
Commissioner ATOR just said that to get a Schengen visa passport Even to present is not necessary, and concluded that the trip to the Crimea will not affect the opportunity to visit European countries.
"Even if we start to dream and imagine that Europe has quite a lot of extra money, and she agreed to supply to all Russian citizens "bugs" to learn, who visited the Crimea, where this will not do. It's stupid, because Europe itself is very interested in Russian tourists", she concluded.