Tourism: Unwanted in Europe, Russians more than welcome in Egypt

By Hassam Rabie
Posted on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 15:57

Russian tourists at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in September 2021. ©KHALED DESOUKI/AFP

Since 31 August, it has become more complicated for Russian citizens to travel to any of the 27 countries of the European Union (EU). It is now longer, more complicated and more expensive to obtain a visa, and while some European capitals have rejected the idea of closing their doors completely, other member states are advocating a total ban on access as long as the war in Ukraine continues.