ATOR estimated losses from the ban on the entry of Chinese citizens in Russia

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it Became known, what are the losses incurred by the Russian tourist industry due to the temporary ban on the entry of Chinese citizens in Russia. About it informs the website of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR).

So, according to experts, in February and March the Russian tourist industry will lose almost 3 billion rubles.

“In the middle of the tour cost (ground handling without air) per person of China in the amount of $ 500 (average), in February Russian tour operators on incoming tourism has missed profit in the amount of at least 1.4 billion. It is obvious that in March 2019 the tourists from China to Russia also will not come (the reservation is cancelled). It was expected that income from receiving tourists from China in March will also be at least 1.4 billion rubles”, – reported in a press-service of the Association.

it stressed that in 2019, Russia was visited by 1.5 million tourists from China, of which 1.2 million on visa-free channel. With 75% of the total tourist arrivals from China was in the period from may to September.

in addition, from January to may in 2019 Russia was monthly visited by about 40 thousand tourists from China.

“In 2020 expected growth of at least 10 percent, the monthly numbers of arrivals can be increased to 45 thousand”, – assured the press service of ATOR.

if the ban on the entry of Chinese tourists will be extended for the period from may to September, the potential loss of the industry could reach more than 31 billion rubles, calculated in the Association.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on suspending the entry of Chinese citizens into Russia. The restriction will take effect from February 20.

in addition, from February 19 to temporarily suspend the reception of documents, registration and issuance of invitations for entry to citizens of China.

the Order of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation connected with the outbreak of the new coronavirus in a large Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December 2019. The who has recognized her chrezvychAinhoa situation on an international scale.

According to the latest figures for February 18, the number of infections in China amounted to 72.4 thousand people. The number of deaths in China – nearly 1.9 thousand people, recovered 12.5 thousand people.

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