Travel News Digest Saturday 5 June
On the morning of the first weekend of the ending week, the airlines received a telegram from Federal Air Transport Agency signed by the head of the department Alexandra Neradko… Carriers are officially ordered not to sell air tickets for cargo and passenger flights to passengers traveling abroad for tourist purposes.
We got in touch with a source in the airline industry in hot pursuit to find out if the new rules would lead to trouble for travelers already abroad. Will they be able to return home if their flight status is not regular or charter? You will find the answer in the article.
The day brought some encouraging news both for travel companies and for tourists who miss having a rest abroad. True, so far these are forecasts and assumptions, but they were expressed by the first persons of the states. The president Vladimir Putin at a meeting organized TASS with the heads of world news agencies within the framework of the SPIEF, noted that our citizens will be able to travel more freely to other countries after the level of immunization from COVID-19 of the population of the Russian Federation reaches 60%. This is expected to happen in September. However, the words “more free” are interpreted by many experts in the tourist industry as an assumption that some restrictions may last even after the immunization conditions are met.
And the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades confirmed in an interview with TASS that his country is ready to accept charter flights from Russia. For the actual resumption of air traffic, a real counter step is now needed from the headquarters under the Government of the Russian Federation.
He did not bypass the topic of restoring tourism to the most massive outbound destination – Turkish – and Rostourism… Head of department Zarina Doguzova expressed the hope that the epidemiological situation in the resorts of Turkey will allow in the near future to resume flights to this country.
It is also interesting to read: how much are air tickets to Istanbul from Moscow for the coming dates? What kind of specialists are tour operators willing to pay generously for domestic tourism? Will Russian tourists be allowed to visit Mauritius, a country for flights to which admissions have been issued? Aeroflot… Why Russian tourism generates losses for the budget