Russia Resumes Air Communication With Four Other Countries

Date:Jan 21, 2021



Moscow, Jan 16 (RHC) Russia announced this Saturday the resumption of air communication with Vietnam, India, Finland and Qatar from next day 27, with several weekly flights from Moscow, the capital television indicated.

According to the operational staff for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the flights, suspended since the closing of March 27, 2020, are restored under the principle of reciprocity. In the case of the Moscow-Hanoi section, they will be held twice a week.

For India, there will also be two weekly frequencies between New Delhi and this capital, while Helsinki, from this city will travel twice in a week, while the flights between Moscow and Doha will be three times in the same period.

The four countries met the criteria of an infection rate of less than 40 per 100,000 inhabitants, a transmission coefficient of less than one in the last 15 days, and a daily growth rate of less than one percent.

In addition, the operational staff decided to increase the frequencies of trips between this city and Cairo to five.

On December 21, Russia suspended air communication with the United Kingdom, the first country with which it restored flights last August, after the closure due to the pandemic. The measure now runs through mid-February.

After the substantial increase in cases of Covid-19, especially in London, caused by a new strain of the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, the Russian authorities joined other European nations that applied similar measures.

At least 19 nations suspended communications with the United Kingdom and in the case of Greece and Cyprus, they require a mandatory quarantine period for passengers coming from British territory.

Since last August, Russia officially reestablished air communication with Turkey, Tanzania, the Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Cuba, Egypt, Switzerland, Cyprus, South Korea, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, among other nations.