Rosturizm fundamentally does not support tour operators in their efforts to continue the implementation of tours to Egypt through third countries, said Last news on Thursday Advisor to the head of the Federal tourism Agency Svetlana Sergeeva.
first in the Federal Agency for tourism has assured that the Russian tour operators strictly follow the installation of the President of the Russian Federation and do not sell tours to Egypt. However, in the media appeared information that the tourist organization began after the break, the sale of permits in this country and offer to go through Israel, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine or Belarus.
"Rosturizm fundamentally does not support tour operators in their attempts of sales of tours to Egypt. On 8 November the President signed a decree banning flights between the Russian Federation and the Arab Republic of Egypt. In this decree, and among them, there are tips for tourism operators to sell trips to Egypt. For us the decree of the President is the highest authority, it must be complied with, most importantly, for the safety of our tourists abroad, " - said Sergeyev.
the Commissioner of the Department said that the Federal Agency does not have oversight functions and powers to introduce a ban on tour operators to sell tours to Egypt, but can recommend them not to do it.
"Today, the Federal tourism Agency sent to tourism companies of the letter with the requirement to provide data on the implementation of tours to Egypt, if any. On the first day of the week the head of Department Oleg Safonov collects the largest authorized travel fraternity. There we will deal with each company on the facts of such sales and have plans to insist that no tours to Egypt was not sold until that time, the country will not be ensured a safe stay for our Residents ", - shared information.
"The Federal tourism Agency also has prepared a letter to BCC (all-Russian Union of insurers - ed.) where did the emphasis of the insurance fraternity at the facts of sales of tours to Egypt. We hope to adopt any joint decisions. As long as it is unclear who will bear the responsibility for those citizens of Russia who currently go to Egypt through third countries, " - said Sergeyev.