Russia suspended flights with UK amid mutated virus
The Operational Headquarters said that Russia has suspended flights with the UK from 22 to 29 December. The reason for the restriction is the identification of a new strain of infection in the UK. The Russian airline Aeroflot has suspended flights on route Moscow — London.
Regular flights between Russia and the UK were suspended in March due to the spread of coronavirus infection and resumed from August 1.
Federal Air Transport Agency announced the introduction of ban on regular and non-scheduled flights in the UK. Federal Air Transport Agency will issue a permit for non-scheduled business aviation passenger flights between Moscow and London and back until December 29, provided there is a separate decision on the flight of the operational headquarters.
The WHO reported the mutation in the UK in September and later found it in Australia, Denmark, Italy and the Netherlands. The decision to suspend or restrict transport links with the UK was made by Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Norway, Croatia, Spain, Austria, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Slovakia.