Extension flight suspension with UK until February 1
Russia has extended flights suspension with Britain until February 1. The COVID-19 operational headquarters announced it. Amore contagious version of Sars-CoV-2 was identified at the end of December 2020. The Russian government made this decision to protect public health.
Air traffic with England was halted on December 22, 2020 due to more contagious strain of coronavirus identified in UK. This mutated version of virus has been identified in more than 40 countries.
From December 22 flight break was introduced for a week. Further, on December 28, it was extended until January 12.
Head of the country’s sanitary watchdog Anna Popova decided to introduce two-week quarantine for arriving passengers from UK, except for aircraft crews.