A source from the field of civil aviation reported: On June 6, at a conference call in the Ministry of Transport with the participation of Mikhail Mishustin, a list of cities from which it was planned to fly abroad in the first place was discussed. It included: Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Perm, Zhukovsky, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Simferopol, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Vnukovo, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, Murmansk, Minvody, Surgut, Tyumen, Ufa, Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk, Cherepovets, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Makhachkala and Grozny (on request for the Hajj), Belgorod, Pulkovo. The interlocutor of TourDom.ru confirmed the information received earlier: the priority for flights will be countries where the epidemiological situation has returned to normal. These are the states of the European Union, Southeast Asia, as well as the Caribbean - Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
The expert added: the list includes Turkey, Cyprus, Greece. And despite the fact that the Ministry of Transport asks for a government visa to resume international flights from July 15 (this was also confirmed by the TASS source), a more realistic date with an optimistic version is August 1. In certain circumstances, it can be moved even further, since a number of officials oppose the speedy opening of borders. Vice-Premier Tatyana Golikova can ideologically support the opinion about the need to slow down tourist interaction with foreign countries. The head of the cabinet of the government introduced her to the group responsible for the execution of the order on the restoration of international air traffic. Anna Popova (Rospotrebnadzor) is also considered a consistent supporter of the concept of not rushing to leave abroad. Zarina Doguzova (Rostourism) is interested in giving Russian regions a chance to attract tourists and, with the help of tour operators, for the first time organize charter programs in a number of fundamentally new directions, such as Altai and Baikal. The conditions of limited flights with the world will probably contribute to this, in any case, they will give impetus to the tour operators themselves to try new projects within the country. True, industry experts have mixed opinions about this idea, believing that the regions do not have sufficient infrastructure to receive tourists in a much larger volume than before. And the price of the experiment is too expensive for the tourist industry, focused on international directions. The same is for tourists: according to travel agencies, many clients wait a while until they have the opportunity to go to their usual foreign resorts. As one expert commented, commenting on TourDom.ru the conclusions of the current crisis: “There will be no mechanical replacement of the exit market with the domestic one.”
Source of information: TourDom p >