In a number of European countries, Russians have stopped accepting payments with bank cards issued in neighboring republics – Kazakhstan or Armenia. Customers are required to confirm legal residency in the country whose bank issued the card.
A tourist from Moscow attempted to rent a car at Milan airport using a Visa card he received in Kazakhstan. However, the company demanded a document on the right to reside in the republic.
“The director said that now because of this there are problems with all Russian customers. And he scared me that, according to their information, these requirements are introduced in many trade and service organizations of the EU,” VPost quotes the traveler.
Another Russian tourist encountered a similar problem in Dortmund when he presented an Armenian bank card. And also a traveler from the Russian Federation with a Belarusian card in Rome. The woman only received a car for rent when the client convinced the company that Russia and Belarus were the state of the Union.
Earlier it was reported that so-called maternity tourism has started to flourish in Argentina. Many Russian women prefer to have children in another country in order to grant citizenship to their children.
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