Travel News Digest Friday 16 October
Russian citizens still need a negative coronavirus test to enter Belarus. An appropriate certificate is required both when crossing the land border and when arriving by air. This was confirmed by the Belarusian embassy in Russia, which initially provided other information, and the airline Aeroflotflying from Moscow to Minsk. However, those who travel to Belarusian sanatoriums for treatment will not have additional inconveniences, because without a COVID-19 test, the resorts were denied accommodation before. But is it necessary to take an analysis for air passengers who are in transit to other countries through the Minsk airport? – we explain in the article.
Meanwhile, due to the growth of the pandemic, mandatory testing for coronavirus may be introduced for guests of Crimean hotels. The decision has not yet been made, but it is very likely, because the corresponding measure has already been provided for by the authorities of Sevastopol, it is possible that in the future it will be extended to all the facilities of the peninsula. We asked the Crimean hoteliers if they predict a drop in demand for rest in the event of tightening quarantine measures. Get acquainted with their opinions and express your opinion in the survey – are you ready to go on vacation to Crimean hotels, provided you provide a certificate for COVID-19?
To other topics. At the end of the first day of the new stage of the cashback program for travel services in Russia, its participants – representatives of online aggregators, tour operators, hotels – assessed the site mirtravel.rf, where their proposals are presented. What does not suit travel market specialists in the work of the site? What technical aspects require, in their opinion, improvement? We tell you in our material.
It is also interesting to read: two tour operators have formed flight programs to Cuba, an agreement on the resumption of flights with which was reached the day before. With what frequency will flights from Moscow to Cayo Coco and Santa Clara fly?
Moscow region travel agents will have to work in masks and gloves. Why are vacationers in Sevastopol not allowed to the public beach in the Fiolent area? How many days will we rest on New Year’s holidays?