The government has allocated 3.5 billion roubles to compensate for cancelled tours

“the Federal Tourism Agency to Allocate from the reserve Fund of the Government of the Russian Federation of the budgetary appropriations in the amount of 3.5 billion rubles in order to provide in 2020 subsidies to the operators for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance measures: under the contracts on realization of tourist product in the field of outbound tourism in the framework of the restrictions related to the spread of novel coronavirus infection; to ensure the evacuation of tourists from the States in which the situation has been bad in connection with the spread of the new coronavirus infection,” – said in the document.

Photo: iStock the Federal air transport Agency have formed a tentative timetable for the removal of the Russians from abroad

to Control the target and effective use of funds will be the Federal tourism Agency. The Agency must submit a report before October 1, 2020.

As explained to journalists the head of Federal Agency for tourism of sarin doguzova, support measures proposed by the Agency in the first place, in order that the business fulfilled its obligations to the tourists. The tourist industry suffered a significant expense, buying the tickets at the “sunk” tarifam. “The cost of air travel in the composition of tourist product, on average, about 50%, so the grant awarded will allow the operators to offset part of the cost and will carry a maximum of obligations to the tourists cancelled tours,” said doguzova.

It will also support the tourist industry, especially that part of tour operators for outbound tourism also contribute to the development of domestic tourism.

Photo: Dmitry Astakhov / Pool / TASS What action has the government taken to support the population and business

Together, given the scale of the crisis these measures will not solve all of the problems noted doguzova.

“So we very much hope a compromise solution between tourists and industry participants. This will enable businesses to survive in the current environment, and tourists to relax, when the situation will normalize,” she said.

In connection with the pandemic coronavirus infection Russia in March has completely stopped international flights. Tour operators stopped the implementation of overseas tours.