During the press conference, NSN Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia answers questions about the restoration of international flights.

In the press center of the information Agency “national News Service” held a briefing by the Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze, on the theme: “Tourist season 2020: first results of summer and the prospects of opening the borders.”

European country decided not to open the border with Russia

Maya Lomidze said that by July 15, you should see a list of the first countries which will begin the opening of the borders and air travel, but warned that before the first flight abroad is still far.

“the Tourist season 2020 is extremely complicated. The maximum uncertainty is what faced by both tour operators and consumers. Over the next two days should be decided on the list of countries with which we might begin to open air. It needs to be formed by the Ministry of transport on the basis of the recommendations issued by the CPS. Once it is clear that this does not mean that on July 16 there will be flights. The evaluation will assess the situation, conditions of reciprocity, and gradually, step by step will begin opening international messages,” she said.

Pandemic coronavirus infection has caused serious damage to the tourism all over the world. Rosaviatsia has already extended the ban on international air travel and entry into Russia of foreign citizens to the 1st of August.