The popular country of the Mediterranean – Tunisia – has begun work on the active return of long-awaited Russian tourists to their resorts.
North African direction , which receives a significant number of our fellow citizens during normal times, wants to resume the previous tourist flow from the Russian Federation, which stopped due to the pandemic and ongoing events in Ukraine. The National Tourism Authority of Tunisia said it was ready to help tour operators resume charter flights, welcome Russian tourists to the country in 2023, and attract airlines to the country. The ministry also noted that the Tunisian carrier Nouvelair is already flying to Russia.
By the end of 2022, about 6 million travelers will visit the popular destination, which is 60% more than in 2019, i.e. before the pandemic. At the same time, the country accepted vacationers from all major entry markets, except Russia. According to the report of the Russian representative office of the National Tourism Office of Tunisia, this year only about 10,000 compatriots visited Tunisia. At the same time, domestic vacationers are an important priority for the beach country, so the Tunisian authorities are ready to act decisively.
“The Russian tourism market is still a priority for Tunisia. The resumption of charter and regular flights from Russia to the resort areas of the Mediterranean country is one of the strategic tasks for the 2023 season. We are negotiating with Russian tour operators who traditionally work with Tunisia. Everyone wants to sell tours to Tunisia, but the main problem is air transport. Active work on this issue is being carried out at various levels. We are looking forward to the start of charter flights from Russia to Tunisia this spring,” the National Tourist Board said.
It was specified that Nouvelair, which started flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg from Monastir and Djerba in August last year, will continue its flights this winter and spring. The country has lifted all restrictions related to covid. Russian travelers do not need a visa to visit Tunisia.
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