ImissConcorde 21.34 – yes, true, and there is far to much tit-for-tat behaviour over visas.
Alexpo 20.33 – yes, I sigh when I have to go to a visa hungry country, and welcome the “visa on arrival”. That is why entry into Georgia or Armenia is such a pleasure, and into Azerbaijan is a chore, notwithstanding the pleasantness of the people once you are there. Countries that are open to visitors must surely benefit from trade and cultural exchange in due course. The outcome of the different policies in the Caucasus, or between Ukraine and Russia, will be interesting to observe.