The headquarters made such a decision taking into account the epidemiological situation.
Russian tourists will have to wait for border opening
Russia will resume flights with Great Britain on June 2. And from June 10, regular flights will be resumed with Austria, Hungary, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Morocco and Croatia, as well as charter flights with Albania. The headquarters made such a decision taking into account the epidemiological situation in these countries, TASS reports.
Regular flights on the Moscow – London route will be operated three times a week on a reciprocal basis.
“Based on the results of the discussion and taking into account the epidemiological situation in individual countries, the operational headquarters decided to resume on a reciprocal basis from June 10, 2021, regular international flights with the following states: Austria (Moscow – Vienna twice a week); Hungary (Moscow – Budapest twice a week); Lebanon (Moscow – Beirut once a week); Luxembourg (Moscow – Luxembourg once a week); Mauritius (Moscow – Port Louis twice a week); Morocco (Moscow – Rabat twice a week); Croatia (Moscow – Zagreb twice a week), ”the journalists were told.
In addition, from June 10, charter flights with Albania on the Moscow-Tirana route will be resumed once a week.
The headquarters also said that the number of regular flights per week to Greece, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Qatar, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, as well as to Egypt and Serbia, will increase.
“From June 10, the number of flights with Greece on the Moscow – Athens route will be increased by two flights a week, with Azerbaijan (Moscow – Baku), Armenia (Moscow – Yerevan), Qatar (Moscow – Doha), Uzbekistan (Moscow – Tashkent) and Tajikistan (Moscow – Dushanbe) – for one flight a week, with Egypt (Moscow – Cairo) and Serbia (Moscow – Belgrade) – up to seven flights a week, ”the message says.
Russia will extend the ban on flights to Turkey after June 1
The reason is the same – the outbreak of coronavirus in this country
The Russian headquarters for the fight against coronavirus will extend the ban on flights to Turkey, writes TASS, citing sources. The decision will be made in connection with the covid-situation in Turkish resorts – rest, according to the headquarters, is still unsafe. The previous term of restrictions expires tomorrow, June 1. It was decided to extend the current restrictions on air traffic with Turkey and Tanzania until June 21, 2021 inclusive.
They started talking about extending the flight ban back in mid-May, but then the headquarters had to deny a possible extension of the sanctions. And Aeroflot, without waiting for an official notification, closed the sale of tickets for all flights to Turkey until the end of June, with the exception of two flights a week to Istanbul permitted by the headquarters.
Back in April, Russia limited air traffic with Turkey and Tanzania from April 15 to June 1. The decision was made at a meeting of the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, the reason is a sharp increase in the number of COVID cases in Turkey. As for Tanzania, in this country, the registration of those infected with the coronavirus is not kept, and no certificates of the absence of COVID-19 are required from visitors.
In a statement, the headquarters noted that regular flights with Turkey will be limited to two flights a week from Moscow to Istanbul and from Istanbul to Moscow on a reciprocal basis. Charters are also suspended. Export flights remain. Russian tour operators are advised to stop selling tours until June 1. The head of the headquarters for the fight against coronavirus in Russia, Tatyana Golikova, noted that air traffic with these countries will be resumed if the situation there stabilizes.
The restriction of air traffic was discussed last week. If at the beginning of the year 10-15 thousand new cases were recorded daily in the country, then by April the figure had grown to 55 thousand cases per day. Now in Turkey, according to Hopkins University, 3,849,011 cases of COVID-19 have been officially detected. Also earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, stated that it was from Turkey that most of the new strains of coronavirus were imported to Russia.
For the first time, Russia closed flights with Turkey in March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was declared all over the world. In August, the country became one of the first to resume flights.