Hundreds of Russians managed to go abroad while the borders are closed
In April, when international borders were almost completely closed, Russian trips abroad did not stop. In April, more than 1,200 Russians visited South Korea, nearly a thousand visited Turkey, 128 traveled to Indonesia and one in Taiwan.
Earlier, the Federal Air Transport Agency announced that since March 27 all scheduled and charter flights to foreign countries are prohibited. It was possible to fly abroad only for the evacuation of Russians stuck abroad, as well as for individual flights on behalf of the Russian authorities. Land and river borders have closed since March 30. Partially, restrictions were eased only this month - Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that Russians can leave the country to care for sick relatives, for treatment, work or study.
However, the data of the National Tourism Organization of Korea indicate that in April 2020, 1223 Russians traveled to South Korea. Last year, the figure was at the level of 34 thousand. 128 Russian citizens crossing the Korean border in April indicated tourism as their destination. One Russian arrived in the country on an official visit, and four - for business purposes. The “other” goal is for the remaining 1090 visitors.
922 Russians arrived in Turkey this April, according to statistics from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The purpose of their trips is not specified. In the same month of the previous year, more than 391 thousand Russians visited Turkey.
In April 635 Russian citizens entered Bulgaria on April 6, 190 in Serbia, 136 in the USA, 129 in Indonesia, 129 in Finland. At the same time, Finnish statistics take into account only those who stayed at the hotel.
Only eight citizens of the Russian Federation crossed the Hong Kong border, seven - Singapore, one Russian went to Taiwan.
Did not register the arrival of Russians Spain, Sri Lanka and Cyprus.
Recall that the plane of the head of the VTB state corporation, the former deputy prime minister of the government Igor Shuvalov, was noticed crossing the Austrian border. Shuvalov himself assured that he obediently abides by the introduced regime of self-isolation. The board was sent only for things Shuvalov.