YEREVAN. - Past daily of Armenia writes: We have already referred to the information that the embassies of a number of European countries mostly refuse to issue visas to Armenian citizens, including those who wish to travel to any European country due to health problems.
According to the citizens who informed us, now they [the embassies] refuse [to issue to them visas] more on the grounds of "distrust" or "doubt." The thing is that the embassies of European countries have doubts that these citizens use their health condition as an excuse to leave the country—connected first with the [recent] war [in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)], then with the unhealthy climate created and the difficult internal political situation in Armenia.
It turns out, however, that not only the embassies of European countries refuse to issue visas—and not only to ‘ordinary’ [Armenian] citizens. According to Past newspaper’s information, during the war, a number of NA [National Assembly] My Step [majority faction] MPs and several other officials applied to the United States of America embassy in Armenia for a visa, but were denied.