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Russia resumes international flights

Russia resumes international flights

According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, international flights will partially resume starting August 1.

At cabinet meeting on July 24, Mishustin explained that the Russian authorities were relied on the epidemiological situation in other countries and principles of mutuality.

During the broadcast of meeting on Russia-24 TV channel, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that Russia is resuming air traffic with the UK, Turkey and Tanzania (Zanzibar) on mutual basis. Flights will be performed from airports of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don to London, Ankara and Istanbul. Flights to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman will resume starting 10 August.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing) noted that the two-week quarantine upon arrival in Russia is canceled for citizens who will arrive from the UK, Turkey and Tanzania. Foreigners must have medical certificate with negative test result for COVID-19 by PCR, obtained not earlier than three days before arriving in Russia.

In turn, Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich said that more flights will soon follow. He indicated that the Russian authorities are negotiating resumption of flights with 30 countries.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020