ATOR: International flights will be resumed not earlier than October

the End of September — beginning of October — that’s the approximate time for resumption of the interrupted because of the pandemic coronavirus international flights to popular tourist destinations. With such a forecast was made Director of Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze on radiostacji “Moscow speaking”.

According to Lomidze, it is highly unlikely that the end of summer flights will be restored. “The most optimistic scenario” — this fall, she said. First flights will be restored exactly popular among Russians the destinations is the Mediterranean countries, including Turkey.

About Asia, Thailand, the Emirates and Israel, while no clear predictions, said Lomidze. She added that in these areas the pessimistic forecast — December.

Recall that in the spring the traffic was stopped due to a pandemic coronavirus. By mid-April the passenger traffic through the major airports of the Russian Federation fell by 95% yoy. In mid-may the Russian government approved a decree on support of Russian airlines in the amount of 23.4 billion roubles. The money is allocated “for damages related to the spread of a new coronavirus infection.”

In late may, the CPS has issued guidelines for the phased release of coronavirus restrictions in civil aviation. So, the aircraft will not let passengers without masks, also at the entrance to the salon in people with symptoms of the infection will be contactless to measure the temperature, remove the mask during the flight, passengers will be prohibited. Crews will also have to wear masks, and they also will measure the temperature. After each flight the aircraft will be disinfected.

in a number of countries have already abolished the coronavirus restrictions for tourists thinking about their return, since the infection has begun again to deliver in these countries. In particular, we are talking about Italy.

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