In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation is concerned about the operators sell tours to Egypt through third countries, But without consular assistance to Russian travelers will not, said Last news the head of the Department General of consular and legal issues of the consular Department of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Ruslan golubovskiy.
first in the Federal Agency for tourism (Rostourism - ed.) 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 Egypt and offer to go through Israel, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine or Belarus.
Advisor to the head of the Federal tourism Agency Svetlana Sergeeva said that the organization does not maintain this practice and plans to discuss the circumstances With the tour operators and the all-Russian Union of insurers to find common solutions.
"From our side the concerns of security are available. But legislatively the right of the citizen to travel and to enter guaranteed by the Constitution and can be restricted only by Federal law. We, for our part, we try to focus our efforts on informing Residents about the real situation in a particular foreign country. But the selection specifically for the residents, " - said Golubovska.
He said that the foreign Ministry "somehow" they will provide full support to Russians abroad.
"We make no distinction in status - tourist or not. If He was in an emergency situation - should contact the foreign office. It's wise to have the contact numbers of our diplomatic missions. This does not mean that If they are in a roundabout way get into Egypt, then they will be refused consular assistance in no time. In whatever situation our citizens has found itself, We will in the end contribute to ", - noted Dmitry Golubovsky.
one of the largest in the history of Russian and Soviet aviation disaster occurred on 31 October: flying from Sharm El Sheikh to Petersburg A321 of airline "Kogalymavia" crashed on mount Sinai. There were 217 passengers and 7 crew members. All of them lost his life. The head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov said that the cause of the accident was an act of terrorism. Flights Russia to Egypt have been stopped for some time on 6 November.