From October 25, Russians with a Schengen tourist visa issued by any EU state will be denied entry to the Czech Republic. This was stated by the head of Czech diplomacy, Jan Lipavsky, after a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, according to the Czech edition Novinky.
“Citizens of the Russian Federation who have a Schengen visa issued for the purpose of tourism, sports or culture will not be allowed into the country. In a situation where the Russian regime is bombing civilian targets [in Ukraine], we cannot turn a blind eye to this,” Lipavsky said.
The Czech Republic has joined a group of countries including Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Finland that have closed their borders to Russian tourists due to a military invasion of Ukraine. Exceptions are made for those who come to visit relatives and those who enter on humanitarian visas.