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Russia to resume flights to and from Britain, Turkey and Tanzania


It has been reported by media outlets that international flights to Britain, Turkey and Tanzania to and from Russia will restart on the 1st of August. In late March, the country restricted international flights in response to Covid-19 and only government-authorized flights and those evacuating Russians from abroad were permitted. Its borders remained closed to most foreign visitors throughout this period.

It was announced by the Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, that international flights will be able to operate from airports in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don from the 1st of August. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova added that foreign visitors will need to present proof of a negative test result for Covid-19 taken within 72 hours to be permitted entry. However, Russia has not opened its borders to all non-nationals.

She went on to confirm that Russians will be able to travel to and from Britain, Turkey and Tanzania from the 1st of August.

Minister of Transport, Yevgeny Dietrikh explained that Russia is in talks with 30 other countries regarding the resumption of flights. It is reported that reciprocity is key to progress in reopening the airspace and the requirement for countries to accept Russian travellers in order that Russia welcome theirs.

In July’s monthly letter, sent to airports by the Russian aviation authority, appeared confirmation that the ban on international flights had been extended until the 1st of August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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