Caucasian knot | Kuban hoteliers suffer losses due to tourist demand for vaccination


When staying in a hotel in the Kuban (the Krasnodar Territory, so called from the name of the main river, – note from the “Caucasian Knot”), tourists must present vaccination certificates or a promise to get vaccinated for the first time within three days. Accommodation requests have declined, as these requests scare tourists away, tourism professionals report.

From August 1, to obtain a hotel, sanatorium or boarding room in the Kuban, a visitor must present a vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form, or a medical certificate in the established form attesting that the person has had COVID-19 in the past six months, in which case he must undergo a PCR test, said Elena Kuzmina, manager of a mini-hotel in the town of Anapa.

“Unvaccinated people can also move in, but they have to sign an obligation to be vaccinated within three days. Honestly, so far we haven’t had such candidates. People take notice of the news that went into effect on August 1 and cancel their reservations. Ms Kuzmina explained, adding that nearly 50% of her potential guests have canceled their reservations.

Tourists began to leave the territory of the resort town en masse on July 30 and 31 due to new restrictions, said Alexander, owner of a small hotel in Gelendzhik.

“It’s August now; and I have 60% of the vacant rooms. Even those who had checked in before August 1 and had stayed at the hotel for more than two weeks have left. We were told that they also had to have vaccination certificates or sign a pledge to be vaccinated within three days. Otherwise, the fine imposed is 30,000 rubles, ”explained Alexander.

This article originally appeared on the Russian page from the 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ August 3, 2021 at 6.30 p.m. MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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