Travel News Digest Monday, May 31
The most discussed topic of the day – will Russia extend the restriction of air traffic with Turkey? The last spring days, the tourist business spent in a busy standby mode, since until the evening of May 31 there was no official information about the decisions of the headquarters. But in the end, the day ended with not the most joyful message – the sources of “Roofs of the TourDom”, and then TASS said that flights will remain limited. Meanwhile, in Turkish resorts, instead of Russians, Germans, Poles and residents of other countries bask in the sun. We hope our tourists will join them this summer, there are still plenty of places in hotels for them.
Vacationers from Russia and Greece are welcome. The country’s authorities have extended until June 7 the current regulation on the entry of tourists from our country: the quota for crossing the border is still canceled, and for the trip you need to fill out the online PLF (Passenger Locator Form) form and provide a PCR test, vaccination certificate or certificate of transferred coronavirus.
Those who are going to fly on vacation to Egypt will be pleased with the latest decision of the local government. The authorities of the country from June 1 will lift restrictions on the operation of cafes, restaurants, shops and shopping centers. Now you can shop or have a snack in any institution until midnight, and not until 21:00, as it was before.
Well, we will complete the review of foreign destinations with news that came from Thailand. In a month, the province of Phuket will open to tourists vaccinated against COVID-19. From July 1, vaccinated guests will be able to enter here without quarantine. Interestingly, the exemption will apply not only to vaccines approved by the WHO, but also to those approved by the governments of the countries from which tourists come. Thus, the rule will apply to Russians as well.
Next, we will pay attention to Russian directions. In Simferopol, they boasted a record achievement. The local airport handled 560,000 passengers in May. The press service of the air harbor noted that a year ago there were 15 times less of them. The question remains as to how appropriate it is to compare current achievements with last year’s pandemic figures.
Fast forward to Sakhalin. Recently, the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova… And now her visit, as well as the prospects for the development of tourism in the region, are being discussed by local residents. Some are confident that tourists will ruin the island. Others believe that it will not be possible to attract guests: the sea is cold, there are no interesting sights. But tourists from Moscow are delighted with Sakhalin. Read more in our material.
Another discussion revolved around Gelendzhik. TourDom.ru summed up the results of the survey on the topic: can the resort be called the second Monaco. This opinion, for example, is held by a restaurateur, entrepreneur and supporter of the development of golf tourism. Andrey Kharitonenkov… It was after he listed the arguments in favor of a new title for the Russian city that we invited our readers to speculate on this topic.
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