Citizens of Russia chose Cyrus to spend some holidays there while being exempt from mandatory quarantine requirements.
Besides Cyprus, Russians can also travel to Egypt and Cuba, among other destinations, in order to spend time there without having to follow self-isolation rules, TheSchengen.com reports.
According to official figures published by the World Health Organization (WHO), Russia has recorded a total of 8,432,546 cases of COVID-19 and 236,220 deaths. The same thing shows that during the past 24 hours, more than 39,800 cases of coronavirus were recorded in Russia, while the virus caused the death of 1,163 Russian citizens.
Because of these numbers, the authorities in Russia have maintained stricter entry rules and travel restrictions in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus and its new strains that have greatly affected a large number of countries around the world.
The same source shows that 124,017 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Cyprus since the beginning of the epidemic, while 571 people have died. WHO figures show that in the past 24 hours, 109 people tested positive for COVID-19 and its new strains.
However, despite these numbers, a large number of Russians considered the current time to be the ideal time to visit other countries rather than stay at home.
“Do not isolate, but vacation on the beach!” The travel company Orange Suntour indicated on its website osttour.ru, which offers services in Cyprus, Egypt and Cuba as well as other destinations as reported by Reuters.
The same revealed that according to travel agent Polina Bondarenko, prices for flights to all accessible travel destinations have increased.
“People are leaving because of this lockdown,” Bondarenko told Reuters, adding that nearly 70 percent of passengers have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
She stressed that for Egypt, the price of a one-week hotel vacation for two people had risen to nearly 150,000 rubles ($2,130) compared to the usual more than 100,000 rubles.
TheSchengen.com recently reported that Cyprus is also among the top destinations in Europe for all people interested in buying a holiday home abroad.
This conclusion was reached by a recent analysis by Compermarket, which analyzed other destinations in countries around the world, considering several factors such as affordability, cost of living, incidences of crime, etc.
Based on data provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a total of 81.5 percent of the population in Cyprus has been fully immunized against the coronavirus.