Ukraine's Euro 2016 fans can't get French visa

Source : 112 Ukraine

Requirements of French Embassy become stricter
17:07, 3 June 2016

It becomes harder for Ukrainians to go to Europe. Travelers complain about the increasing number of documents for obtaining Schengen visa, and travel agencies regret the growing number of rejections. At the same time, French consular agencies deny Ukrainian football fans visas despite the fact that it promised to start up under the simplified procedure in case those cases when with application package the tickets for Euro-2016 matches submitted, Vesti reports.

According to the story of the parents of 8-year-old fan from the Lviv city, the French side refused them with visas despite the bought tickets for Euro 2016, the previous Schengen visas, plane tickets in both directions, booked hotel rooms and the required amount of money. The family was denied with the formal reply: "The purpose of the trip hasn’t been proved".

And this is not an isolated case. Director of the Institute of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Oleksandr Sushko on his Facebook page wrote about the problems with the French "Schengen" of four of his companions on the trip to the matches of Euro-2016. They gave all the necessary documents 10 days ago, but the answer is still negative.

Related: Football: ex-UEFA president refuses to visit Euro 2016

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