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Thursday, March 15, 2018

“Iran instead of Egypt: sunbathing in hijabs and without alcohol”

To hasten the return of Russian tourists to the resorts of the red sea, Egypt agreed to recognize the accident aircraft A321 over Sinai terror attack. But it seems that for Russia this is not enough to give the exact date of the resumption of flights between the two countries. On the contrary, on Thursday in the state Duma in frameworks “a round table” the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov has sounded fairly wide list of options, which, in the opinion of the official, easily replace us in Egypt. It got quite familiar Bulgaria, Israel, Vietnam, China exotic Morocco and is still poorly mastered by the travellers of Iran, where women must walk in closed clothes and with a scarf on his head.

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The head of the Federal tourism Agency said that with the termination of the flight into Egypt the need of our compatriots in the rest of the warm seas was not satisfied. “Unfortunately, the winter of Russia as a Northern country cannot provide such a tourism product. Therefore, the Federal tourism Agency is working to ensure Russians safe, affordable and comfortable stay abroad”, — said Oleg Safonov. He informed that already the first request. In particular, Bulgaria has expressed readiness to reduce the cost of visas to children till 16 years the visa will be issued free of charge. Fingerprinting for our citizens in obtaining entry of the document this year also decided not to enter. While Safonov agreed that winter on the Bulgarian beaches have nothing to do, but, according to him, the country has great sightseeing and pilgrimage potential. All the same applies to Greece, which promised to abolish airport taxes for Russian airlines, which should reduce the cost of flights. The regime will be in effect from April to December.

A little more accessible for Russians should be China. Oleg Safonov said that together with Chinese colleagues prepared a proposal to reduce the minimum number of people in tour group for visa-free entry to China. Now this privilege of the company of five people and more. But soon for visa-free entry will be sufficient group of three tourists. Visa-free regime hopes to attract tourists from Russia and Morocco. At the end of last year our country has bound its first regular flight. It is planned up to three such boards in a week.

However, this idea of the Federal tourism Agency to send the Russians to relax in Iran, but rather on the resort island of Kish in the Persian Gulf, all seemed good. Oleg Safonov reminded that the first step that brings the Russians to the local beaches, was made in late January of this year, when Tehran has facilitated an Iranian visa. Moreover, Iran is ready to go ahead and unilaterally to cancel visa regime with Russia. To transport our compatriots in the Iranian land of the planned 28 flights per week. Charters can be carried out in Tehran, Isfahan and other cities of Iran.

Experts believe that before advertising the Russians stay in Iran, officials would do better to study the manners of this country. General Director of travel Agency Tatyana Vand told “MK” that the presence of stamps in my passport from the Iranian border, first of all, can seriously complicate life with visa in USA. Secondly, in Iran, a rather strict Islamic canons, and that can be a real problem for our compatriots. Unlike free in their manners of Egypt in Iran has the “dry” law. In addition, on the beaches of Kish island men from women, separates a high fence and a distance of 3 km away. This mode is hardly suitable for couples. In addition, the city woman can escape only in the handkerchief and folded clothes. And under the dress she has to wear pants or tights. To pay for all this “fun” you need a lot of money — week trip will cost about $2.7 thousand per person.


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