Russia's regions to start reopening to tourists in June

Russia's regions to start reopening to tourists in June

Tourism facilities in most Russian regions will open from June 1, chief of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova said.

According to her, resorts, with medical permits, apartment hotels and cottage-type hotels, will be the first to resume operations. By the end of May, the agency plans to elaborate on the criteria for establishments to reopen in the first place.

"We are looking into the summer season with great optimism. From June 1, most regions will launch the first stage of lifting quarantine measures. We are now interacting closely with the governors, with Rospotrebnadzor, finalizing details and nuances," TASS cited Doguzova as saying.

As Russia closed its borders to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the tourism industry and air transportation were worst hit by the pandemic.

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