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Russians may be banned from issuing Visa and Mastercard cards in other countries

The head of the State Duma Committee on the financial market, Anatoly Aksakov, admitted that Russians would be banned from opening cards of international payment systems Visa and Mastercard in other countries.

For now, you will have to travel abroad with cash, but there is a way out – to issue a card in another country. You can try to take advantage of this opportunity. There are even special tours, including those to the EAEU countries, when Russians travel and open cards in other countries in order to use them. I admit that this can also be blocked in order to harm the Russians.


Anatoly Aksakov


Earlier it was reported that Russian tour operators began to offer tours abroad for issuing bank cards of Visa and Mastercard payment systems there. In particular, offer to fly to Uzbekistanand are already considering Armenia, Kazakhstan, Turkey.

The international payment systems Visa and Mastercard simultaneously decided to limit work in Russia due to the situation around Ukraine. At the same time, Visa and Mastercard cards of all Russian banks will continue to work within the Russian Federation, but they cannot be paid for purchases in foreign online stores and used abroad.

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