OREANDA-NEWS  Even after the change in the visa policy of European countries, Russian tourists continue to successfully obtain Schengen visas in 92.3 percent of cases. Such statistics are revealed in the study of the online service for searching for Aviasales air tickets.

It is noted that for trips to European countries among Russians from March to December 2022 accounted for 5.5 percent of all foreign bookings. In 2022, only 14 percent of travelers applied for a Schengen visa, its issuance was approved in 9 out of 10 cases. At the same time, 43.3 percent of issued tourist Schengen visas had a six-month validity period.

Italy has become the most popular destination for travel to the Schengen area — going to this country with an average transfer will cost 75.5 thousand rubles round trip. Also in the list of favorite destinations of Russians were France (66.2 thousand rubles), Germany (64.3 thousand), Spain (86.2 thousand) and Greece (61.2 thousand).