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Russia To Resume Flights From UK, Turkey, Tanzania On Aug 1 In Reciprocal Deals

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The Russian Federation announced today it will begin allowing flights from the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Tanzania reciprocal deals.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced that, starting Aug. 1, international flights will be able to operate from airports in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don, news agencies reported Friday, reported The Moscow Times.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said Russians will be able to travel to and from Britain, Turkey and Tanzania starting Aug. 1.

Golikova said foreigners arriving in Russia will need to present negative coronavirus test results taken within the past 72 hours to be allowed entry. Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrikh added that Russia is in talks with 30 other countries on resuming flights.

“It has been decided to resume international flights, whereas we rely on the epidemiological situation, morbidity rates, principles of mutuality,” he said, adding that flights will be performed from airports of Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don starting August 1, wrote Russian state news agency TASS.

“The decision will also allow speeding up the return of Russian citizens from abroad,” PM noted. On March 27, Russia fully suspended regular and charter international flights due to the novel coronavirus spread, with air carriers only able to perform repatriation flights.

The Russian border is currently closed to foreigners and citizens alike, with the exception of certain types of travel.

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