Travel News Digest Thursday, May 6
One of the most read of the day was the news about the easing of restrictions in Cyprus. Vacationers from Russia are gradually returning to the island and, obviously, after the cancellation of the lockdown, there will be even more of them. While shopping centers, shops, cafes and restaurants are closed in the country, and to leave the hotel, you must send an SMS notification. From May 10, these measures are planned to be canceled.
But in the Maldives, where many Russians went after the suspension of flights with Turkey and Tanzania, the authorities, on the contrary, are tightening the “quarantine” nuts. From May 6, in connection with the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus, a night curfew began to operate here. However, this measure does not apply to tourists. By the way, about the aforementioned Turkey. Representatives of the local tourist business expressed the hope that flights to the country’s resorts will still resume from June. They are pushed towards such a forecast by the statistics of the incidence of COVID-19, which speaks of a significant decrease in the daily increase in those infected.
Note that some observers express the opinion that the situation with Turkey has little to do with the epidemiological situation, but is largely determined by politics. However, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin assured: the limitation of air traffic with foreign countries in connection with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is not a political issue. He also stressed that the authorities do not intend to deliberately limit the rest of Russians abroad.
For other news regarding foreign destinations. Armenia decided to please foreign tourists, including Russians, vaccinated against COVID-19. These citizens can now enter the country without a PCR test, the main thing is not to forget to take with them a “green passport” (a certificate of vaccination).
Such a document will soon make it possible to travel freely in Italy. Minister of Tourism of the Republic Massimo Garavaglia announced the introduction of a special pass for tourists in the country. To issue it, you will need a certificate of receipt of the vaccine, a certificate of the coronavirus transferred over the past six months, or a certificate with a negative coronavirus test result. The Russians will also be able to get the document.
News comes not only from abroad. For example, it became known how often tourists book accommodation in hotels near Lake Baikal for the coming summer. In June and August, 70-80% of rooms have already been booked. There are still more vacancies for July. In Crimea, if all the hotels are occupied, vacationers will be able to accommodate in cargo containers. And this is not a joke, a mini-hotel in the vicinity of Evpatoria equipped rooms with a bathroom and air conditioning right inside the iron boxes. More details are in our material.
Don’t forget to check out other news:
On July 20, a rocket will be launched with a space tourist on board.
Company Costa Cruises started cruising.
Tourists are afraid to make one hundred percent payment for previously prepaid applications to Turkey.