The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, at a meeting with representatives of the tourism industry announced the gradual opening of hotels, other accommodation facilities and services from the second half of May.
The country has already begun weakening the quarantine regime. So, from Wednesday curfew has been reduced for night hours, individual sports are allowed, parks and seaports are opened with some restrictions. Small and medium companies will resume their operations from May 4.
However, movement between regions is still limited and the dates of opening borders have not even been discussed. But judging by the dynamics of other measures, this can be expected in June. For a Balkan country, whose national income is mainly generated by tourism, the resumption of tourism is a key issue.
Tivat is listed in Pobeda Airlines flight program for June, and if the ban on flights in both Montenegro and Russia is canceled in early summer, Russian tourists will have a chance to relax on the Adriatic coast.
“Our tourists are waiting the season to be opened soon. We do not observe a great desire to reschedule the June tours. Everyone quietly hopes and believes. ” said the representative of Paks tour operator Lyubov Chuchmaeva.
The question remains - when the restrictions on international flights to Russia itself will be canceled. In addition, it is not yet clear how the scandal with Russian tourists at the end of March will affect the potential tourist flow. Recall that then the Russian Foreign Ministry and Pobeda Airline accused the Montenegrin authorities in “mockery of Russians.”
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.