South Korea and Maldives will open to Russian tourists
The Russian government may soon approve the resumption of international flights to the Republic of Korea and the Maldives. This was announced on Tuesday, July 28, by TASS, citing its own source close to the aviation authorities.
According to the insider, air traffic with these countries can be restored after the fact of implementation of similar agreements with Turkey, Great Britain and Tanzania, where from August 1 Russian airlines are allowed to fly from three Russian airports - Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don.
The national air carrier Aeroflot already offers tickets for the flights to South Korea and the Maldives in its online booking system. So, in the booking system there are seats on board in Seoul from August 8. And from August 11, according to the airline's schedule, you can fly to Male airport, the capital of the island state.
Now, to enter the Maldives, Russian tourists need to confirm their reservation of a hotel officially registered in the Ministry of Tourism of the Maldives. It is not required to provide any medical certificates or coronavirus tests at the airport.
As for South Korea, talks about opening borders with the country began last week. It is assumed that at the first stage there will be one flight per week, then this number may be increased depending on demand and the epidemiological situation.
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.