Manx visa mix up leaves man stranded
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Latvian airline airBaltic Googles Isle of Man in visa mix-up

A man was stranded in Latvia for eight hours due to his Isle of Man visa, which left airline staff searching for the island on Google maps.

Former Manx resident Artur Strakhov was travelling from Russia to London via Riga when staff said he did not have the correct visa.

Latvian airline airBaltic has apologised saying: "The documents presented were a rare combination and are included in the exception list."

Mr Strakhov, a Russian sound engineer, filmed his experience on 11 May.

  • 18 May 2017