This Thursday, September 16, 470 tourists from Russia arrived on the island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta state, who chose this world reference destination to spend their vacations, as announced by the Ministry of Popular Power for Tourism, through their account in the social network Twitter @MinturVen.
The head of the tourism portfolio, Alí Padrón, indicated in RNV's Vía Alterna program that the bubble method will be applied. To guarantee biosecurity, all the personnel who will attend them will be vaccinated and isolated and, in each hotel, there are 2 doctors, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Popular Power for Health, Padrón said.
In Nueva Esparta state, the mass vaccination day has managed to serve more than 40% of the population and around 8 people are vaccinated daily in the 6 centers set up for this purpose.
The arrival of European tourists has been awaited by the island with good expectations. In the islands of Margarita, Coche and Cubagua, there has been a gradual resurgence of tourist activity, after the global effects caused by the covid-19 pandemic.
Ysaac Lugo, a tour guide for the island of Margarita, is excited to receive this first wave of international tourists arriving on the island, in the midst of the pandemic.
“We are ready to show the Russians the beautiful landscapes of our islands, we have the Margarita tour that goes through the places of historical and cultural interest of Margarita, such as the Virgen del Valle, La Asunción, the Pampatar castle, the Juangriego bay, Tacarigua, the Pampatar salt flats, Punta Arenas. They will also have the opportunity to taste exquisite dishes with seafood prepared by culinary experts that we have on the Island ”, said Lugo.
He added that there are also navigation tours such as the islands of Cubagua and Coche, and the islet of Los Frailes, where you can also practice diving.
He noted that tour operators have been preparing for those who consider the reopening of Margarita as an international destination par excellence.
“This operation that has been organized in conjunction with the national government and the private sector is a letter of introduction to show the tour operators of the world how Margarita Island works and then they will want to join the attentions offered by the hotels , the tour operators in general and all the wonderful people here, ”he said.