It became known when Cyprus will open for Russian tourists
The Council of Ministers of Cyprus has approved a revised plan on the gradual opening of the country to foreign tourists. It is assumed that tourists from Russia will be able to return to Cyprus in March 2021.
In accordance with the plan, the countries of the world will be divided into four categories, each of which will be assigned its own color. There are four colors - green, orange, red and gray.
Passengers from the "green" list (all EU countries are included) will be able to fly to Cyprus (Limassol and Paphos airports) without coronavirus tests. Tourists from the countries of the "orange" group, which will include the countries of the European economic zone, before boarding will need to present a certificate with a negative PCR test made within 72 hours before departure.
It is assumed that Russia, together with Ukraine, Belarus, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, will be in the "red" category. Tourists from these countries will need to pass two coronavirus tests: one before departure, and the second upon arrival.
On December 3, S7 Airlines launched sales for weekly flights from Moscow to Cyprus (Larnaca). The start of the program is scheduled for December 28. Cyprus Airways will fly to St. Petersburg on Thursdays, also from 28.12.2020. Aeroflot launches flights to Cyprus twice a week starting from December 22.
On December 3, the tour operator Biblio Globus has opened sales of tours to the Republic of Cyprus for 2021 (starting in March). On the company's website, you can already buy tours to the island from 12 Russian cities.
“The flight program will be carried out by the largest Russian air carrier - Rossiya Airlines. The tour operator has its own subsidiary structure in Cyprus, the staff of which arranges exclusive excursion programs," according to the website of Biblio Globus.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.