Peru expects an influx of Russian tourists after the opening of the borders, said on Wednesday, April 21, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Peru to Russia Juan Genaro del Campo Rodriguez on the sidelines of the XI Eurasian Economic Youth Forum at the Ural State Economic University (USUE).
“Peru is a tourist country. We have many interesting objects. Before the start of the pandemic, we received 4-5 million tourists a year, which is a very large number. In 2019, we received 13 thousand Russian tourists. We expect a big influx [туристов из России]… If it were not for the pandemic, then we would not have 13, but 25 thousand Russian tourists, ”TASS quoted him as saying.
He also recalled that Russians do not need a visa to visit the republic. After the pandemic, direct flights between the two states may be opened, Campo Rodriguez said.
On April 19, an Azur Air plane carrying more than 500 Russian tourists on board landed at the Varadero airport in Cuba: this group of Russian travelers was the first to visit the country’s resort after it opened amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia suspended regular and charter flights in March 2020 due to the coronavirus situation in the world. Then, gradually, restrictions on air traffic with a number of states were lifted.