MOSCOW, March 15 (RAPSI) – The Government of Russia resumes the tourist cashback programme envisaginh partially return of money for the purchase of journeys round Russia and will allocate 2 billion rubles (over $27 million) for these purposes, according to an order signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The programme start dates and terms of the tourist services’ purchases with cashback and journeys will be later announced by the Federal Tourism Agency.

According to the programme, the length of a tour of living in a hotel must be at least two nights. The cashback sum is 20% of the tour cost but not more than 20,000 rubles. Also, only users of the Mir bank card will receive the cashback within 5 days after the payment. 

Russia’s tourism cashback programme started in 2020 and lasted untol January 10, 2021. During this period citizens bought tour packages totaling 6.5 billion rubles (about $90 million); the total cashback amount was estimated at 1.2 billion rubles.