Russia’s losses due to the suspension of the tourist flow from China following the outbreak of coronavirus will be almost three billion rubles. Such calculations made Analytical service of Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR). The results published on the official website of the organization.
To such conclusion experts have come, focusing on indicators of 2019. For example, in the low season, from January till may in Russia through tour operators visited 40 thousand tourists per month. The average cost of travel of each of them was about $ 500 (about 32 thousand rubles).
Thus, according to the data, due to the temporary ban on the entry of Chinese, Russian tourism business will be missing a minimum of 2.8 billion rubles for the period from February to March.
“Participants of the market believe that the potential recovery in Chinese tourist arrivals in the case of normalization of the situation with the virus will be possible to speak not earlier than the end of April — beginning of may,” the report States ATOR.
From February 20 entry for the Chinese to Russia will be temporarily restricted. In addition, in connection with the distribution of COVID-19 Russia suspends reception of documents, registration and issuance of invitations to enter the private and educational purposes for the citizens of China.
The Chinese epidemic of coronavirus began at the end of 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province. As of 19 Feb 2020 his victims were more than two thousand people, more than 75 thousand infected. The majority of those infected are in China. In addition to China, the cases have been detected in more than 20 countries.
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