He added that the Egyptian embassy and consulate are receiving Russians, but because of the pandemic, you need to make an appointment in advance on the diplomatic mission's website.

“We work regularly and are ready to provide any number of visas,” Abd-Elmuiz said.

According to him, unvaccinated citizens will need either a PCR test carried out within 72 hours, or a PCR test carried out at airports in Egypt.

In the latter case, quarantine is required for several hours before the results of the analysis are received.

“If the analysis is negative, there will be no problems,” the diplomat said.

On July 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted the ban on flights to Egyptian resorts.

Vice-President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Yuri Barzykin, in an interview with URA.RU, said that, first of all, the opening of Egypt will affect the outbound market, because, as a rule, the outbound market situation changes.

For her part, travel agent Maria Panfilova, in an interview with FBA "Economics Today", suggested that the demand would be huge.