Travel News Digest Friday, April 16

The tourist business of Sochi breathed a sigh of relief: on Friday, sightseeing buses to Abkhazia left without any problems. On the eve, many tourists were surprised to learn at the border that, according to the new requirements Rospotrebnadzor, from April 15, upon return, it is necessary to take a PCR test and observe self-isolation until the results are obtained. Because of this, a number of excursions were disrupted.

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According to the assurances of the Abkhaz authorities, Russians do not need to take a PCR test either upon entry or upon returning from the republic to Russia. However, lawyers found that this statement did not fit with the documents of Rospotrebnadzor, and there was no official confirmation of the Abkhaz information from the department on Friday either. And on the phone, his operators still said that the PCR test was needed. Our correspondent understood this chaos Pavel Ustinov and eventually found confirmation that Rospotrebnadzor is finally preparing an official clarification.


Another informational quest happened after the federal media misinterpreted the prime minister’s order Mikhail Mishustin from April 15: many wrote that he almost ordered tour operators to return money for failed tours from funds “Tourist assistance”… We looked at the documents and found out that in fact we cannot count on payments from her funds.


A loud statement attracted the attention of the public and the speaker of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin: he promised that the deputies will apply to FAS due to the rise in prices for holidays in Russia. Observers assume that after the words, there will be corresponding changes in the laws with fines for violators. However, they doubt that in practice all this will work: the rising prices are obviously provoked by the lack of quality hotels in Russian resorts. Although the authorities of the Krasnodar Territory assure that there will be places for everyone, and are going to classify small objects with a capacity of up to seven rooms as “tourist accommodation”.


In conclusion, the news in one line
Returners from Tanzania and Turkey were offered to test twice
Golikova: Russia may abandon coronavirus restrictions
The Russians spent 4 billion abroad in the spring. But not dollars
Russian tourists will not have problems with visas to Greece
Specialists from Russia will monitor security at the airports of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh
Passengers Turkish Airlines return from abroad in a roundabout way

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