Travel News Digest for October 15
The second stage of the campaign for the return of funds for holidays in Russia, which started on Thursday, October 15, became the main topic of the day. It depends on how well the program goes and what financial return will be, whether entrepreneurs will be able to improve business in a business affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The continuation of the country travel subsidy program has undergone some changes from the first phase, which took place in August. Are Russian tourists ready to buy tours during the period of complications of the situation with COVID-19?
Another important question: did Rostourism work on bugs, did you fix the flaws that arose at the start? Judging by the reviews, the first day of the main stage did not please the participants of the program. Many again complain about an inconvenient site, the inability to download data, find a tour, a hotel.
Not encouraging travel news came from Sevastopol. Now, when checking into local hotels, tourists will be required to have the result of a PCR test or an antibody test obtained no more than five days before arrival. Such an order was given by the governor Mikhail Razvozhaev…
But the Maldives, on the contrary, relaxed the requirements for tests for coronavirus. They, of course, have not yet been canceled, but at least something. The authorities of the republic have extended the validity of certificates of a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19, which must be presented by all foreigners arriving on the islands. Now, certificates can be received not 72 hours, as it was before, but 96 hours before departure.
Cuba is already very close – Pegas Turistik, without waiting for an official order on the date of the resumption of flights between Russia and the Island of Freedom, opened the sale of tours. The first flight should take place on November 2. Packing suitcases!
It looks like the next destination that the tour operator claims is Vietnam. Representatives of Pegas Turistic and the air carrier Siberia (S7 Airlines) urge local authorities to open Khanh Hoa province for Russian tourists from November.
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