Russia will lift restrictions on air traffic with Austria, Switzerland, Finland and the United Arab Emirates from November 9, 2021, taking into account the epidemic situation in these countries, a representative of the federal coronavirus prevention headquarters told reporters on Thursday.
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"Following the results of the discussion and taking into account the epidemiological situation in specific countries, it was decided to remove restrictions on air traffic with Austria, Switzerland, Finland and the United Arab Emirates from November 9, 2021," according to the official’s statement.
Russia will also resume air service with another nine countries, including the Bahamas, Iran, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Slovenia, Tunisia, Thailand and Sweden, starting November 9.
In particular, flights will be performed to the Bahamas between Moscow and Nassau (twice per week), to Iran between Moscow and Tehran (three flights per week), and between Sochi and Tehran (once a week).
Moreover, flights to the Netherlands between Moscow and Amsterdam (seven times per week), between Moscow and Eindhoven (twice per week), between St. Petersburg and Amsterdam, Zhukovsky and Amsterdam, Yekaterinburg and Amsterdam, Kaliningrad and Amsterdam, Sochi and Amsterdam (two flights a week on each route), will be resumed.
To Norway and Sweden flights will be performed twice per week from St. Petersburg to Bergen and Oslo, as well as to Stockholm and Goteborg.
Flights will also be resumed to Oman between Moscow and Masqat (twice a week), to Slovenia between Moscow and Ljubljana (three times per week), to Tunisia’s Monastir flights will be performed from Moscow (seven flights per week) and from St. Petersburg (two flights a week), with flights also possible from other Russian airports, from which international flights have been resumed (two flights per week on each route).
Air service with Thailand will be resumed considering the country’s requirements, meaning only for Russian citizens vaccinated against the novel coronavirus infection. Flights will be performed from Moscow to Bangkok and Phuket (twice per week), as well as from Russian airports, from which international flights have been resumed (one flights per week on each route). ■
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