A large number of Russian tourists are choosing Vietnam for their holidays instead of Egypt , according to the Voice of Russia.

Although a tour to Vietnam costs about 15-20 percent more than a trip to Egypt and takes longer, the country still remains a popular destination for Russian tourists due to the recent unstable political situation in Egypt , said a Russian tourist operator.

The Russian Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Sports and Tourism have warned its citizens to abandon trips to Egypt . On top of this, a number of travel companies have been asked not to market tours of the country.

Apart from Vietnam , Thailand , Indonesia and other several other countries in Southeast Asia are also popular with Russian holidaymakers./.