The city authorities hope the number of tourists to get back to the pre-pandemic level within 18-24 months.
A tourism boom is expected in St. Petersburg after the epidemic situation gets back to normal, and the borders are reopened, St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov told in an interview to RIA Novosty.
He noted that tourism has demonstrated a high survival rate helping related sectors of the economy to recover. According to the Governor, the authorities of St. Petersburg expect the number of tourists to get back to the pre-pandemic level within 18-24 months and will do all it takes to assist the recovery.
So far, 40 sanatoriums have reopened in St. Petersburg, river navigation has started, summer terrace cafes and restaurants have resumed operations, the city parks and museums have reopened for visitors.
But, restriction should be lifted gradually and with caution as there is still a large number of sick people in the city, the Governor said.
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