Ban on flights from Russia to Georgia to be in effect within a year
The tourist flow from Russia decreased by 70%.
There are no preconditions for the resumption of flights between Russia and Georgia. Izvestia quotes the vice president of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT), Yuri Barzykin.
According to him, Russians still face risks. The events in Tbilisi led to a decrease in the flow of tourists from Russia by 70%.
Meanwhile, interlocutors in diplomatic circles told Izvestia that flights between countries would be prohibited at least until the parliamentary elections in Georgia on October 2020, if the situation does not change dramatically.
Recall, on June 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning Russian airlines from operating passenger flights to Georgia from July 8. Later, the ban was extended on Georgian carriers. The decision was made against the backdrop of anti-Russian protests in Tbilisi.