About 1.5 million Russians are unable to go on vacation because of the restrictions imposed in the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19. Such estimates gave reporters the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.
“we Have a total estimated number of tourists who bought tours in winter and spring this year the early booking offers in all areas including domestic. According to our estimates, approximately 1.5 million people”, — TASS quoted the expert.
According to her, most of them came from people who had planned their vacation and paid fully or partially overseas tours.
Lomidze also noted that eight countries are ready to accept tourists from Russia. “If you rely on the thesis Golikova (Deputy Prime Minister — approx. “Rosbalt”) that we rely on a rule of reciprocity, at the moment, on July 14, we have eight countries that are willing to take Russian tourists on certain, quite burdensome conditions. Turkey, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Maldives, Croatia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates”, she said.
Executive Director of the ATOR said that the vast majority of these countries you must have a certificate on the absence of coronavirus.
Previously, the CPS offered to restore air links with 13 countries. In the list were Germany, Italy, UK, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Mongolia.
prior To this, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova has explained, under what conditions might resume flights to foreign countries. According to her, the incidence of coronavirus there should be about 40 per 100 thousand population. The average increase in the number of infected and the prevalence of the disease in these States should not exceed 1%.
Recall that in connection with the distribution of worldwide COVID-19, Russia 1 Feb 2020 shut down all scheduled flights of airlines of the Russian Federation in China, in addition to flights of “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Since February 14 was also suspended Charter flights of Russian airlines. In addition, there was limited air service between Russia and South Korea and with Iran. Later was cancelled some flights to Italy, Spain, France, Germany, there are only flights to the capitals of these countries and several cities, as well as to Israel.
From 22 March, the Federal air transport Agency began to allow flights only in the capital of foreign States, and 26 March, the government stopped regular and Charter transportations abroad, leaving export flights for the return of Russians to their homeland.
March 27 regular and Charter flights in airports of foreign States and back, except for flights for the removal of the Russians, has been completely discontinued.
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