Over half of Russians vacationing in Egypt return to homeland

More than 43,000 of our citizens left Egypt, Russian Union of Travel Industry said

More than half of Russians, who were vacationing in Egypt at the moment of the suspension of flights on November 6, returned to Russia, Vice President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Yuri Barzykin said.

"Already more than 43,000 of our citizens have left Egypt. This is not an evacuation, the absolute majority of them are leaving after their tours end. Now less than half of them remain there, because at the moment of the ban of the flights there were 79,000 of them. In the last 10 days of November all of them will return to the homeland," Barzykin said.

Now the main questions concern those who have brought tours but could not go to Egypt, he said.

"The travel industry is alive, it is acting, working, those priority tasks which it is facing due to the suspension of flights are being settled jointly with the state authorities and air carriers. The work is being done in strict compliance with the legislation, the rules and terms of refunding are posted on the official portal of the Russian Federal Tourism Agency," Barzykin said.

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