Russians admit to traveling abroad illegally: Russia: Travel: Lenta

Russian tourists admitted that, despite the coronavirus epidemic and restrictions against it, they traveled illegally and crossed the closed borders of the states. This is evident from the results of a survey by travel planning service OneTwoTrip, which came to the editorial office of

According to the data obtained, after the suspension of flights to the world, 47 percent of the people who voted were able to go to inaccessible countries for most holidays. In particular, they managed to reach Italy (8 percent), Germany (6), France (4), Spain (4) and Indonesia (3).

At the same time, every other Russian insisted that he was afraid of the possible consequences arising from crossing borders in unauthorized ways.

It is also known that currently 21 per cent of passengers have already planned a flight to a country from which direct passenger flights have not yet been resumed. Overall, 32 percent of the study participants traveled outside Russia, including a country open to entry.

On 27 December, it was reported that most Russians would like to go to Italy after the borders opened. This country was chosen by 12 percent of the respondents. Spain (9 percent) took second place, with Thailand closing the top three (7 percent). In fourth place was Germany – 6 percent of citizens plan to move there. 5 percent of other Russians chose Greece, Turkey and the Czech Republic.

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