Hotels in Russia are not allowed to stay in ‘hotel rooms’
Russia’s government says hotels and resorts in Russia must stay within a certain distance of one another in order to be allowed to rent rooms and have guests stay in them.
The measure is intended to curb the spread of hotel rooms, which can become crowded and unsafe, and the spread that is common in Europe and the United States.
Russia’s Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs both say the ban applies to “hotel hotels” and “hotels rooms” in Russian cities and towns.
The Ministry of Health says hotels must be “not less than 300 meters” away from one another and that hotels rooms must be made of materials “of durable construction, resistant to weather, fire, corrosion and shock.”
The Ministry also says that hotels must not be more than “five meters” from one other hotel.
In an email to The Associated Press, the ministry’s deputy minister for health, Maria Zalova, said the ban is “necessary to reduce the number of hotel-related illnesses in Russia and prevent the spread in the country of disease.”
In addition to preventing the spread, the ban also will help prevent “hot-air pollution” in the region, which could be linked to the spread.
The ministry says “the ban is aimed at preventing the development of hot-air poisoning, which causes serious and long-term health effects, including pneumonia, asthma, asthma attacks, and heart attacks, among other conditions.”
The Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., did not immediately respond to a request for comment.