Abkhazia suggested Mishustin open borders for tourists

The leadership of Abkhazia has written to the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin letter with the offer open from July 15 to the border for organized tourist groups, hoping for mutual understanding, said the President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania.

"As you know, in late June, severe restrictive measures were taken in the Russian Federation, in particular in the Krasnodar region. In the region began to attract tourists. We are closely watching the situation there is epidemiological, and is likely to account for this factor from 15 July we will also open the border for organized tourist groups. In order for them to take, to settle in the institutions that have the ability to provide medical care, in institutions where there are medical staff while so," Bzhania said at a press conference.

He noted that the entering will apply certain requirements – the presence of health insurance and passport COVID-19, and host institutions will require the availability of the necessary medicines and hygiene products.

Letter about the opening of borders sent the Prime Minister, also said Bzhania.

"It is a bilateral movement, to open the border unilaterally - it will do nothing, so we appealed to the leadership of the Russian Federation. Yesterday a letter was sent in the name of mister mishustina. And I think I have reason to believe that in this matter we will find mutual understanding," - said the President.

The President of Abkhazia said that the opening of the border on 15 July depends on two factors: the favourable epidemiological situation in the Krasnodar territory and the reaction of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation on the appeal of opening the border with Russia.

As said Bzhaniya, if the situation will improve, since August 1, the Republic will be able to open the border for individual tourism, for those who are planning to stay in private homes or with relatives.

Russia is discussing with other countries the issue of opening the borders, but specific decisions have not yet been taken, said on Friday the press-Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov told reporters, answering the question, can we now talk about the opening of Russia's borders.

Abkhazia has extended the closures and restrictive measures because of the coronavirus until July 15. From March 28 to April 20 in Abkhazia acted in a state of emergency, and the Gagra and Gal districts to use the border areas the curfew. On may 15 in the Republic allowed the movement of intercity transport, earned food service establishments. Since June 15 allowed to hold mass, cultural, sports, entertainment, exhibition, wedding, gala and other events. The ban on carrying out tourist and excursion activities. From 1 July resumed the work of kindergartens.

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