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Rostourism will receive 3,5 billion rubles to help tour operators

Rostourism will receive 3,5 billion rubles to help tour operators
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The Federal Tourism Agency will receive from the reserve fund of the Government of the Russian Federation up to 3,5 billion rubles to provide subsidies to tour operators to recover costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

As noted in document, operators will receive reimbursement of costs incurred under contracts for the sale of products in the field of outbound tourism and due to the export of tourists from countries in which there is an unfavorable situation with coronavirus infection.

The target and effective financing will be controlled by Rostourism. A report on the spending of tour operators, he must submit to the government before October 1 of this year. At the same time, tour operators must return money to customers for vouchers for which trips were planned during the restrictions introduced by June 1. 

Earlier in the Federal Tourism Agency, it was estimated that every fifth travel company may be on the verge of bankruptcy due to the pandemic. The Russian tourism industry has already lost about 500 million rubles due to the coronavirus.
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