Aeroflot expects to open flights to Egypt in the coming days. This was stated by the general director of the air carrier Mikhail Poluboyarinov in an interview with the Russia 24 TV channel.
“It is quite difficult to replace the Turkish market. Egypt, we expect it to open in the coming days, and it may be possible to compensate a little,” Poluboyarinov said, answering a question about Aeroflot’s losses from the closure of communications with Turkey.
Egypt is already taking steps to attract tourists, including from Russia. The country has extended the program to support foreign airlines that bring tourists. However, visa fees have not yet been canceled, since May 1, tourists again pay $ 25, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) notes.
In addition, the Egyptian authorities announced their readiness to pay for quarantine and treatment of all visitors, including Russians, in case of a positive test for COVID-19.
According to the rules, each hotel should have a separate floor or area in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, where tourists with a mild illness will be accommodated. At the same time, accommodation and meals will be paid for by the hotel itself, and the Egyptian Ministry of Health will be responsible for providing tourists with the necessary medicines.
For tourists in critical condition, immediate hospitalization is provided. In this case, the Ministry of Health will also pay for the treatment.
According to experts, the opening of Egypt will directly affect prices within the country, which are still at the level of 2019.
“The pricing policy is within reasonable limits. But everything will depend on whether Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and other foreign countries are opened for tourists. If foreign resorts are opened, prices will not skyrocket,” the president of the National Resort Association told RG Alexander Razumov.
Rest at sea resorts will rise in price most of all. Nowadays the utilization of many sanatoriums reaches 100 percent. The resorts of Krasnodar, Stavropol and Altai territories, Crimea, the north-western part of the country, Bashkiria and Tatarstan are most loaded, Razumov noted.
Source: Российская Газета by rg.ru.
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