Russian tour operators owe 8 billion rubles to tourists after canceling trips to Egypt

The head of the Federal Tourism Company, Zarina Doguzova declared on Friday following a meeting with the Egyptian ambassador in Moscow, Nazih al-Najari, that the indebtedness of Russian tour operators to holidaymakers who canceled their trips to Egypt totals all around eight billion rubles.

“The money owed of Russian tour operators for presently paid visits to Egypt are virtually eight billion rubles… Thus, we discussed the procedures for launching the time. Initial of all, we are talking about air vacation, so that our tour operators and vacation agents can satisfy their obligations on paid tours, and tourists go on planned vacations,” she stated.

“We have reviewed the chance of introducing the Mir card in resorts in Egypt, especially as it is intrigued in the Russian vacationer movement and the progress of relations in between our two nations in the tourism marketplace.  The Federal Air Transportation Company proposed Russian airlines that have plane registered in the registers of international nations around the world underneath a lease settlement with a overseas corporation, to suspend the transportation of travellers and merchandise from Russia to overseas,” Doguzova added.

This came right after quite a few Russian Airways planes ended up stopped at foreign airports due to European Union sanctions.

Egypt’s flag provider EgyptAir also suspended flights to Russia in March owing to plane insurance policy challenges.