the Russian tourists in Turkey are expected not earlier than in July-August. This was stated by RIA Novosti, the head of the Association of tour operators (TURSAB) Firuz of Balikaya.

“How many this year will come to us tourists from Russia is now difficult to say. Although we expect the influx of foreign tourists since August and especially in September and October, I don’t expect a lot of tourists from Russia in July, because that’s where the epidemiological situation is adverse and they will be able to come, perhaps later than other foreign tourists,” said Balikaya.

He added that the first will open the season on tourists from China, Japan, South Korea and also Arab countries and Iran. “Then begin turpotok from Europe. Then, I think, will open the Russia — maybe in late July or August,” — said the source.

on 20 may, the head of the Ministry of health of Turkey Fahrettin koca said that in June the Republic has no plans to take tourists from Russia and other “countries of risk” and will be open for a number of States in stages. In General, it is assumed that the number of foreigners shall not exceed 20 percent of the total number of tourists in Turkey.

Turkey announced about passed the peak of the epidemic of the coronavirus on April 29. According to the latest data, the country has identified more than 155 thousand infected, of which 4308 people died, 117 thousand was cured.