Travel news digest for February 17
Two news at once, giving hope for the resumption of tourist flows between Russia and Greece, came out on Wednesday, February 17. The Greek government has offered to certify the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. If the issue is resolved positively, vaccinated Russian tourists will be able to count on simplified entry into the country.
The Russian authorities have also taken a step forward. Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin allowed Greek citizens to come to Russia through checkpoints at airports.
Vaccinations can give tourists a chance to visit popular Thai resorts. There they plan to quickly instill in the population of the tourist provinces of Phuket and Pattaya, first of all – workers in the tourism sector. This gives hope for the resumption of tourism in Phuket from October 1st.
The resorts of Egypt are also preparing for a breakthrough in tourism. But so far the stakes are not on the Russian market, but on Kazakhstan and other CIS countries.
We can also talk about a certain revival in the aviation industry. For example an airline S7 announced plans to fly from Moscow to Bodrum from 26 April.
In addition, the airline will launch charters from Moscow to Dubrovnik and Pula. But unlike Bodrum, not everyone will be able to use the transportation.
Russian tour operators are promised state support. Various proposals were voiced at the meeting, but so far everything is limited only by instructions Rosturizm “Work out the issue.”
Judging by the draft government decree, tour operators can only count on a reduction in the contribution to the reserve fund. “Tourist assistance” up to a symbolic amount of 1 ruble.