Russians stuck abroad will again begin to return home
Russians who are stuck abroad due to restrictions imposed against the background of the coronavirus pandemic will again begin to return home - the Federal Air Transport Agency allowed several airlines to perform export flights from abroad. It is known that such flights can be operated under certain conditions.
Russians who are stuck abroad due to the restrictions imposed against the background of the coronavirus pandemic will again begin to return home - the Federal Air Transport Agency allowed domestic airlines to perform export flights from abroad. This is stated in the corresponding telegram, reports on Friday, November 6, TASS.
At the same time, the agency's source noted that the specified document was received by only a few carriers. It is known that such flights can be operated under certain conditions.
“Airplanes of Russian airlines can be used for the export of persons (citizens of Russia and foreign citizens, whose entry is permitted in accordance with the government's order) after they have performed cargo, passenger-passenger, transit flights,” the telegram says.
It also notes that the flights will not be regular - they will be operated within the existing admissions from points of foreign states to points on the territory of the country, to which international air traffic has been resumed with a frequency of one flight per week.
The agency stressed that the press service of the Federal Air Transport Agency refused to comment on the data received.
The termination of all export flights in Russia became known on September 18. At the same time, it was noted that they would be replaced by aircraft returning to the country after cargo or transit flights, but this right was only given to Aeroflot.
Russia completely closed its borders due to the spread of COVID-19 at the end of March. The exception was export flights, flights organized to return Russians from abroad, as well as individual flights on behalf of the government. International flights were restored on August 1. The first countries open to Russians were Turkey, Great Britain and Tanzania.