The tourism industry in Russia expects the international borders to open soon, and offers are sent to agencies with dates of tours in April, May and June. The leaders of tour operators on their pages on Facebook express the hope that the season at popular resorts will certainly take place. The news aroused enthusiasm: Austria and the Czech Republic are going to soften the quarantine regime in the near future.
However, there are opposing moods. “Now more than ever you need to learn how to accept changes and change yourself, just take off your pink glasses and understand that this crisis is much deeper than the previous ones. And therefore, in this summer season to expect the opening of borders - to deceive ourselves, ”- on April 9, one of the experts commented on the situation for TourDom.ru. He also drew attention to unofficial information about plans to curtail the flight program of the national carrier, while the lowest fleet numbers will be in August 2020. If you look, then the weakening of the quarantine regime in Europe is just a step in the fight against coronavirus infection, which does not imply opening borders. “Globally, we are in full crisis,” Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg told the ORF news portal. “Complete freedom of travel cannot be achieved if the crown virus“ is not defeated globally. ” He also said: “We must use common sense. Too early a return to the normal status quo would mean jeopardizing what we have already achieved and risking a second wave of infection. Please wait, even when it comes to freedom of travel. ”
Last Monday, Austrian media also quoted Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz, who warned: “Until vaccination or therapy against coronavirus is developed,“ there will be no freedom of movement, as we know it. ” At least it will be so as long as a virus exists in the world. ”
Source of information: TourDom