The international annual award has recognised the best beach areas in the world since 1987. It looks at the cleanliness of the coast and coastal waters, the compliance of beaches with high safety and environmental standards. As the head of the city of Sochi, Alexei Kopaygorodsky, said, the restrictions associated with the pandemic are gradually being removed, the city is ready to receive guests. Today in Sochi there are more than 30 thousand tourists who are accommodated in hotels, resorts, and, of course, go to the beaches, the mayor noted.
The standards include the coronavirus pandemic prevention requirements. On the beaches of Sochi, special treatment of the territory and equipment has been organized, employees are being tested, sun loungers are spaced at the required social distance. The head of the Ministry of Resorts, Tourism and Olympic Heritage of the Krasnodar Territory Svetlana Balaeva emphasized that the territories comply with all the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor regarding the beach infrastructure; the resort is ready to ensure the safety of guests.
The beaches awarded with the Blue Flag include the beach of the Pullman Hotel (Morisa Toreza), the Yug Sanatorium, the Seaside, Bagration, the Chaika camps, the Dagomys health resort beach, the Zapolyarye Sanatorium beach "," Riviera "," Seaside "," Seaside-1 "," Seaside-2 ", beach" Hotel "Camellia", beach "Hotel" Radisson - Lazurnaya "," Light-1, "Light-2", children Seagull beach, Radisson Blu Resort & Congress center beach, Radisson Blu Paradise Resort beach, Bridge Resort beach, Velvet Seasons beach. Among the certificate holders is the beach of the Rosa Khutor mountain resort; it receives the certificate for the third season in a row.