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Cancellations of tours. Which countries are already closed due to the coronavirus?
It is no secret that amid reports of the spread of coronavirus, a number of countries have limited or completely canceled passenger air travel. Rostourism published information on its website about which countries are closed and what to do for those who have already purchased tours and air tickets.
Which countries have restricted entry?
Due to the epidemiological situation at this the moment is not recommended for visiting China, Italy, South Korea and Iran. The list of countries where temporary restrictions on the implementation of passenger air transportation from Russia have been introduced include Germany (all points except Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich), Spain (all points except Madrid and Barcelona), France (all points except Paris).
From March 16, flights to all EU countries, Norway and Switzerland will be limited, except for flights from Moscow to their capitals.
In addition, traveling to Israel will not be easy. For foreign citizens entering the country, a quarantine has been introduced for 14 days. India, Nepal and Sri Lanka have suspended visas or are canceling existing ones. In Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the USA, a ban on entry has been introduced (to the USA - from the EU countries, China and Iran).
The borders of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Finland are expected to close.
Countries, after a trip to which you will have to remain in quarantine
Quarantine has been introduced in Moscow for Russians and foreigners arriving from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Germany and Spain. They will have to self-isolate at home for 14 days from the day they return.
Remember that at this time it is better to avoid any contact with people and appearances in public places. Take the opportunity to stay at home and enjoy, for example, watching new TV shows or reading books.
What should those who have already bought tickets do?
Many airlines have already introduced the ability to return tickets or change travel dates. Check that the funds for tickets for canceled flights can be credited to the card automatically. For Russians who are already in Germany and Spain, Pobeda has organized special export flights to Moscow.
the amount of the full cost (before the start of the trip). However, if you want to cancel a trip to a country where such a regime has not been introduced, you will have to reimburse the tour operator for the costs incurred.