Federal Tourism Agency, tour operators ready to set up “vaccination tours” for foreigners – World Today News


ST. PETERSBURG, June 5. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency is ready, together with tourist agencies, to organize travel packages for vaccination of foreigners, agency head Zarina Doguzova told TASS on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg (SPIEF-2021).

“The Federal Tourism Agency of Russia and Russian tour operators are ready to launch “vaccine” tours in Russia for foreigners at short notice. This could become an incentive to revive inbound tourism and boost the sector after the pandemic , restoring its volume,” she said. .

Depending on the manager, these tours can represent a package including medical services, air travel, accommodation, meals and optional excursions with all necessary safety precautions observed.

“To facilitate the entry of groups of foreigners, we propose to use the electronic visa mechanism that would allow visiting Russia quickly and comfortably. We also propose to expand the list of cities where foreigners can get vaccinated. For now, this can be done only in Moscow,” noted the head of the agency.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a plenary session of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg on Friday, instructed the government to work out the organization of paid vaccination against coronavirus infection for foreigners in Russia by the end of June.

The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, organized by the Roscongress Foundation, is being held from June 2 to 5. The theme for this year’s forum is “Together Again – Economy of New Reality”. SPIEF-2021 is held in a face-to-face format with all anti-coronavirus measures observed. TASS is the official photo hosting agency and information partner of the event.


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