Antonio Fallico, President of the Let’s Explore Eurasia Association and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Intesa, named the main obstacle to opening Europe for Russians. It is reported by Interfax…
Fallico said the resumption of travel to EU countries is complicated by the slow pace of vaccinations in Russia. The head of the association noted that, despite the fact that the country was the first in the world to register a vaccination against coronavirus, now in Russia there is again a sharp deterioration in the epidemiological situation.
The speaker also added that before the outbreak of the disease, the EU countries were ready to open their borders with Russia on July 1. Now the timing of lifting the restrictions is not yet clear.
“I understand that socially speaking, the Russian population is cool about vaccinations. And in these cases, although we are talking about a very delicate issue, it was necessary to convince more, and maybe even force, “- said Falliko.
Earlier in May, Russian tourists were told the expected timing of the opening of the countries of the European Union. According to Andrey Bystritsky, Chairman of the Board of the Valdai International Discussion Club Foundation, tourist trips may resume this summer.