Charter flights from Russia to Egyptian resorts should resume in the near future, but a lot will depend on the situation with the coronavirus in the Arab Republic, Russian special envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said in a conversation with TASS.
“We hope that soon. But everything still depends on the coronavirus situation. So, of course, the decision was made, ”he answered the question about the timing of launching charters to Egyptian resorts.
The fact that Russia and Egypt agreed on the imminent resumption of charters on April 23 was reported in the office President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin… Later this information was confirmed in the Kremlin.
The travel business was expecting a start date for flights immediately after the May holidays, but it was never announced. Later, individual officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, in charge of the tourism industry, said that the issue of resuming flights is directly related to the situation with the coronavirus in Egypt.
At the same time, Egypt said that in the near future it is planned to complete the process of vaccination of employees of the tourism industry at the resorts. In addition, APE signed an agreement to supply the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
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