Executive Director of the Association “World without borders” Svetlana Pyatikhatki reported that due to issues with the departure of the aircraft of the airline “Vimavia” were unable to fly home from Domodedovo 13 tour groups from China. 9 more Chinese groups are stuck at the airport “Pulkovo” in St.-Petersburg.
“The impossibility of departure of visa-free groups raises a number of problems associated with accommodation of tourists in hotels, as well as in the area of visa and migration laws. Group visa involves strict terms of entry and exit, and the failure to date of departure entails the violation of migration rules,” she explained.
She added that hotels do not have the right to settle such tourists, but if you break the law, you will be forced to pay a fine of 400 thousand rubles for each tourist, which expired visa.