Russia plans to resume some worldwide flights beginning Aug. 1, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova mentioned on Friday, however the record of destinations will initially be restricted to Tanzania, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
After flights have been suspended due to the Corona Virus outbreak, service will resume from three Russian cities – the capital Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Rostov-on-Don, Golikova advised a information convention in Moscow.
Flights to Turkey will begin with the capital Ankara and Istanbul on Aug. 1, after which coastal resort destinations of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman will likely be added on Aug. 10.
Flight service to the U.K. and the East African nation of Tanzania can be restarting.
Passengers coming to Russia will need to have a medical certificates issued no later than three days earlier than the date of arrival confirming they’re detrimental for COVID-19, she added.
Russia suspended all worldwide air site visitors on March 27 aiming to stem the unfold of the virus, however normalization efforts amid enhancing numbers led to the resumption of service to some international locations.
Shares of Russia’s prime airline Aeroflot rose by practically 3% after the announcement of a partial resumption.
Russia continues to report 1000’s of recent COVID-19 infections every day. Its nationwide tally is 800,849, the fourth-highest on this planet, with 13,046 deaths.
Russian media reported Wednesday that the variety of Russian vacationers arriving in Turkey might hit four million with the opening of the borders between the 2 international locations.
Turkey has been the vacation spot for which Russians have made the best variety of reservations in current weeks, in accordance to a report within the Russian language every day Kommersant. The nation has additionally been looked for probably the most on web sites of Russian tour operators, it mentioned.
Some 7 million Russians visited Turkey final 12 months, the report recalled, including that the quantity might hit four million this 12 months following the resumption of flights between the 2 international locations.
The report additionally famous that Russians have been flying to Turkey by Belarus, in addition to to their different destinations, together with Albania and Egypt.