Top inhospitable countries for tourists
On the one hand, experts call inhospitable on the side of countries that in 2018 more often than others refused a visa to Russian tourists …
On the other hand, those where vacationers constantly complain about the impolite of local residents, the poor quality of services.
Where did not give a visa
The Association of Tour Operators of the Russian Federation told which states most often refuse our citizens a visa:
The leaders are the consulate of Norway. Last year, there 17.85% of requests ended in failure.
In second place is Belgium. There, the result was unsatisfactory in 3.35% of cases.
Germany closes the top three with a 3.32% failure rate.
The Netherlands also turned out to be unfavorable to tourists from the Russian Federation (the consulate general of this country forbade entry in 2.9% of cases), Poland (respectively, 2.5%).
At the same time, multivisa is reluctant to give Russians the Netherlands (entry is allowed in only 3% of cases), Malta (only 17% approved the applications). Favored by the Russians were in the Czech Republic (they issued a little more than 47% of multi-visas), Denmark (48%), Hungary (in half of the cases they allowed entry).
Where it will be the most difficult for tourists
For beginners or travelers with no experience, it is better to postpone trips to some countries so that they do not turn into a cultural shock. This is about:
Japan. Most often, vacationers complain about the neglect of local residents in relation to foreign guests. It is especially felt by those travelers whose native language is English.
France. So historically, the French do not favor Byron’s language. Because of this, tourists who use it in everyday life may seem to be inhospitable to them in this country. To have a good rest, it is better to know French.
China. Unfortunately, not all locals honor Western culture, so they can be annoyed at the sight of emotional tourists. Another unpleasant moment is traders from China. They may intentionally overcharge European guests.
Venice. It’s easy to understand why travelers aren’t welcome here: the city’s population is about 630 thousand people. However, in 2017 alone, it received more than 5 million tourists. A large influx of guests led to the introduction of new fines (up to 500 euros for garbage discharge in the wrong place, for bathing in canals). Moreover, turnstiles were installed on the roads to regulate traffic.
Barcelona. Here, local residents do not like tourists, because they believe that because of them housing prices and food are rising, and crime rates are rising.
Amsterdam. Local residents protest against visitors, believing that a lot of garbage remains after them. Many tourists are noisy. In addition, because of them, housing prices and the most necessary are rising.
They decided to regulate the influx of travelers in Santorini, limiting the number of people staying on the island to 8 thousand people a day (for comparison: earlier it was possible to call up to 18 thousand people). In Ibiza and Mallorca, the authorities have doubled the tourist tax since May 2018 for the same purpose.