The first flight since the Corona Virus outbreak from the Russian capital Moscow to Turkey arrived in Istanbul early on Saturday as journey between the 2 nations resumed.
The passengers, largely Russian nationals, arrived at Istanbul Airport on a Turkish Airlines flight.
Most of them have been sporting masks as they handed by means of thermal cameras to verify their physique temperatures.
One of the passengers, Maslennikova Dilyara from Moscow, mentioned she got here to Turkey for a 12-day vacation.
Dilyara mentioned she would journey to the Cappadocia area, a UNESCO World Heritage website, in the central a part of the nation after her time in Istanbul.
“We’re very joyful to be in Istanbul,” she mentioned.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova introduced on July 24 that flights to Istanbul and the capital Ankara would resume on Aug. 1.
Flights to the coastal resort locations of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman will comply with on Aug. 10.
Russia had suspended all worldwide air site visitors on March 27 in an effort to stem the unfold of COVID-19 and is now implementing normalization efforts to ease precautions amid enhancing numbers.