Rostourism recommended to suspend the sale of tours to Italy, Korea and Iran because of the coronavirus

Federal Agency for tourism (Rosturizm) has decided not to limit the warnings about the danger of infection with coronavirus in Italy, South Korea and Iran and encouraged the tour operators and travel agents to suspend sales of tours to these countries Russian tour operators and travel agents is recommended to suspend the sale of tours and separate tourist services in these countries to the normalization of the epidemiological situation ALL PHOTOS Federal Agency for tourism (Rosturizm) has decided not to limit the warnings about the danger of infection with coronavirus in Italy South Korea and Iran and encouraged the tour operators and travel agents to suspend sales of tours to these countries
Moscow-Live.ru / Budziszewski Nicholas Russian tour operators and travel agents is recommended to suspend the sale of tours and separate tourist services in these countries to the normalization of the epidemiological situation
AGN Moscow / Andrey Nicorici According to Rostourism, in Italy is about 7 thousand organized tourists from Russia, not counting the Samostoatally travelers, which is several times more. In South Korea, about 1.2 thousand organized tourists. From March 1, Russia suspends flights to Korea
AGN Moscow / Andrey Nicorici

Federal Agency for tourism (Rosturizm) has decided not to limit the warnings about the danger of infection with coronavirus in Italy, South Korea and Iran and encouraged the tour operators and travel agents to suspend sales of tours to these countries.

Russian tourists, located in Italy, South Korea and Iran, are requested to follow the recommendations of the Commission on the precautionary measures to take all necessary measures to ensure personal safety and not to leave territories of hotel complexes and other places of temporary stay, except a transfer to the airport of departure, is reported on the Agency’s website.

Russian tour operators and travel agents is recommended to suspend the sale of tours and separate tourist services in these countries to the normalization of the epidemiological situation and to inform the Russian tourists on the situation, order changes, rescheduling of flight or cancellation of the contract. Public authorities in the sphere of tourism of the Russian Federation subjects are encouraged to promptly bring this information to the attention of tourists, tour operators and travel agents.

“Rosturizm reminds tour operators and travel agents that in the circumstances the Russian tourists have the unconditional right to demand cancellation of the contract about realization of tourist product or change of its conditions in connection with a substantial change of circumstances from which the parties proceeded at its conclusion (deterioration of conditions of travel and another) (articles 10, 14 of the Law N132-FZ, article 451 of the Civil code of the Russian Federation)”, – stated in the message.

Upon termination of such contract before the beginning of travel the tourist returns an amount of money equal to the total price of the tourist product, and after onbeginning the journey – its part in the size proportional to cost of not rendered tourist services. Citizens who have purchased separate travel services for travel to these countries may contact the place of purchase of such services for a refund in accordance with the law.

“the Federal tourism Agency continues to monitor the situation, is in constant contact with CPS, and upon receipt of additional information from the Agency promptly bring it to the tour operators, travel agents and tourists,” the message reads.

Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) before the release of the new recommendations of the Federal tourism Agency recorded that Russians were more likely to abandon the tour to Italy. Until recently, failures have been isolated incidents, “and now activated, and the peak of calls you can expect in the coming days”, – reported in the PCT. From trips to South Korea failures were before, but this country is not among the most popular on the Russian market, the tourism industry, and its “care” is not so painful, said the Union.

According to the Federal tourism Agency, Italy is about 7 thousand organized tourists from Russia, not counting independent travelers, which is several times more. In South Korea, about 1.2 thousand organized tourists. From March 1, Russia suspends flights to Korea.

Visited in Italy of foreign tourists have already managed to deliver the coronavirus in the country. On the epidemic on Thursday said the Ministry of health of Germany. At least two citizens of the country, according to preliminary data, contracted during a trip to Milan.

First cases of coronavirus confirmed in Greece and Brazil. In both cases carriers of the coronavirus were locals, returning from Italy, informs a portal “Turprom”.

the Ministry of health of Greece stated that the suspects is 38-year-old resident of Thessaloniki. People who had contact with it was placed on home quarantine.

the Government of Brazil reported that 61-year-old Brazilian tourist, who returned recently from Italy, also received a positive test result for coronavirus. This is the first confirmed case of infection with coronavirus in Latin America. From Italy coronavirus has now spread to Switzerland, Austria, Croatia. As a result, who first announced a number of new infections outside of China than inside the country.

Chapter who Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus, said that the number of new cases of coronavirus worldwide on Tuesday amounted to 427, compared with only 411 in China, where the epidemic began. This contributed to the emergence of the first infected in Iran, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Austria, Germany, mainland Spain, Croatia and Switzerland, as well as the expansion of the epidemic in Italy.