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Tourists arriving on may holidays in the Crimea will be sent to the Observatory


Residents of the Russian mainland who arrive in Crimea without a residence permit or their own housing on the Peninsula will spend two weeks in the Observatory. This was announced on Wednesday, April 29, by the head of the Republic Sergey Aksenov at a meeting of the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus.

“In order to limit the flow of visitors to the Peninsula for the next 12 days off, it was decided that all visitors who do not have a Crimean residence permit, do not own apartments or apartments where they could be self isolated, will be placed in the Observatory for two weeks,” the press service of the regional government quotes Aksenov.

He stressed that this is an exceptional measure that will reduce the flow of tourists to the Crimea and as a result reduce the risk of infection.

The head of the Republic noted that if the tourists who arrived refuse to stay in the Observatory and run away, they will be put on the wanted list.

“On holidays, I ask Crimeans to be patient, so as not to aggravate the situation. It is clear that it is difficult, but the President also noted yesterday that the tougher the period of restrictive measures will be shorter. The ban on visiting forests has also been extended until may 12. How the situation will develop in the future depends on the responsibility and discipline of each of us,” the head of the Republic of Crimea added.

On April 20, Aksenov called on Russians to temporarily stop traveling to the Peninsula due to the coronavirus pandemic. He noted that there is no other way to minimize the incidence at the moment.


According to operstab data, 99,399 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Russia as of April 29. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 972 patients have died, and 10,286 have recovered. In Crimea, 89 episodes with coronavirus were confirmed, and 29 people were discharged from hospitals.



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