Abkhazia might open for the Russians in July

The Abkhaz authorities decided to consider the possibility of opening the tourist season from July 15, the guests are going to demand a certificate of negative test for coronavirus, according to ATOR. https://www.atorus.ru/news/press-centre/new/51925.html

In the region plan to follow closely epigastralgia in the Kuban region, where since June 21 have earned the hotel. According to the calculations of the Abkhaz authorities, on 10 July, it will become clear what impact these concessions are in the situation of morbidity.

As stated at the meeting oberstab Deputy head of the presidential administration of Abkhazia, Gansukh Nanba, if you do without serious outbreaks in Abkhazia will begin to study the possibility of implementation of measures for the opening of tourist facilities and to consider certain terms of arrival of foreign citizens.

The tourism authorities of Abkhazia have already submitted a pre-condition for receiving tourists. The plan envisages the gradual opening of the border. At the first stage of entry will allow foreigners that have a place in hotels or motels for more than five days. Then open entry groups having vouchers for a period of not less than three days.

Entering, according to the plan of the Ministry of tourism, must have a certificate of absence of coronavirus, issued by a laboratory that operates with the permission of the CPS, insurance policy, proof of the place of temporary residence on the territory of Abkhazia.

According to estimates most tour operators, the requirement for certificates with a negative test for coronavirus will lead to the fall of the demand. As an example, a CEO of a major tour operator Sergey Romashkin results in the practice of the sanatoria of Krasnodar Krai, which, if necessary, the requirements of such documents from tourists only worked with loading of 20 percent, and many of the objects generally prefer not to open.

The expert notes that Abkhazia is positioned as a budget direction, and in this case, not all tourists are ready to pay at least five-six thousand roubles per family to pass tests for COVID-19.

How to add the other representatives of the tour operator, today because of the "closeness" of Abkhazia many tourists perebroniruyut the direction of the accommodation in Sochi and Adler.

That the requirement of certificates on the absence of coronavirus seriously weaken the demand for tours to Abkhazia agree representatives of several companies. According to experts, for this reason, the part of the audience would prefer to rebook tours to Abkhazia at a later period – until the lifting of all restrictions.

In the summer, going 10-20 percent of the potential tourists. However, according to experts, due to late start of the season may last until October.

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