OREANDA-NEWS. Tourists refuse to rest on the Black Sea coast of the Krasnodar Territory due to the new requirement of local authorities. They announced that from July 1, hotels, boarding houses and sanatoriums will be populated only with a negative test for covid, or vaccinated tourists, and from August 1 - only vaccinated. By this time, tourists simply will not have time to pass the double vaccination, according to ATOR.

Tour operators declare a lot of requests for cancellation of tours to the Krasnodar Territory. Independent tourists take off reservations at hotels.

"There are appeals from business representatives, what to do ... People are already calling and withdrawing reservations, because they do not have time to pass tests or get vaccinated before the holidays," Maria Achkurina, chairman of the Assistance in the Development of the Gelendzhik Resort Association, told RIA Novosti.

The head of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova appealed to the Kuban authorities with a request to ease restrictions and, after August 1, receive tourists without vaccination, but with a negative PCR test for coronavirus. The press service of the head of the region replied that at the moment no changes are being considered.

"The current situation will deal a colossal blow to tour operators, who will be forced to make refunds to tourists. According to preliminary estimates, the demand for the resorts of the Krasnodar Territory may decrease by at least 50%," Vestnik ATOR reports.