Rospotrebnadzor about the inspection of Turkish resorts
“The Head of Rospotrebnadzor, Russia's Chief Sanitary Doctor Anna Popova said that according to the results of Russian experts inspection of Turkish coast, the local authorities do not do enough to prevent the spread of the Coxsackie virus”, - reports Interfax-Tourism agency. "Colleagues are coming back tonight. They discussed the results with our colleagues from the Turkish side. Of course, there are results, we are discussing them. They are different which we expected earlier. That is - not everything is observed everywhere so that the infection does not spread”, - said Popova. According to her, the Turkish side is taking measures to improve the situation, but Russian specialists find them not suffucient. "Our colleagues, visiting infectious hospitals, just at the reception department met a group of Russian tourists with sick children who came there for medical help. That is - the situation is not stable", - added the Head of the department. Earlier it was reported that Russian doctors are going to Turkey to assess anti-epidemic measures due to the increase of the incidents connected with Coxsackie virus. Rospotrebnadzor on August 11 recognized the conditions of the Turkish Gulf Antalya as unsafe for health due to Coxsackie virus. At the same time the tour operators did not note mass refusals from tours to Turkey. According to insurance companies, the number of cases of Coxsackie virus in Turkey was 0.01% of the total number of insured tourists.
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.