“It has been decided to resume international flights,” Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a government meeting on Friday, website of the government reports. “When making this decision, we took into account the epidemiological situation, the number of COVID cases and the principle of reciprocity. As of 1 August, flights will be made from airports in Moscow, the Moscow Region, St Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don.”
Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister, reported that “As of August 1, 2020, the Russian Federation will resume air service with the United Kingdom. This involves only London. The UK did not close its borders, but they require a 14-day quarantine for everyone arriving in the country.”
“Air service resumes to Ankara and Istanbul on August 1, while flights will also be opened to the resort cities of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman on August 10,” she noted. “An exotic route to Zanzibar in Tanzania” will also be resumed.
According to Yevgeny Ditrikh, Minister of Transport, “Work is in progress to expand the list of reopened international destinations. Aviation authorities are in talks with about 30 countries.”