On April 21, Russian and Turkish airlines transported about 4.6 thousand tourists from Turkey to Russia, having made 20 flights. This was announced on Thursday, April 22, at the Federal Air Transport Agency.
It is noted that Russian carriers performed 16 flights from Istanbul and Antalya to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Ufa and Kazan. Another four flights were operated on the Istanbul – Moscow route by Turkish airlines.
The Federal Air Transport Agency clarified that flights from Tanzania on April 21 were not performed. In this direction, they are scheduled for April 24 and April 25.
On April 19, the Federal Air Transport Agency published leaflets for passengers who are currently in Turkey and Tanzania, as well as for those who purchased air tickets to these countries before June 1. In particular, they contain information on what to do for tourists who are already in Turkey if they purchased tickets on their own or as part of a tourist product.
Earlier, on April 15, Russia limited air traffic with Turkey and Tanzania until June 1 due to the worsening situation with coronavirus infection in these countries.
On April 20, Rospotrebnadzor ordered Russians arriving from Turkey and Tanzania before May 1 to take a COVID-19 test twice. In addition, at the airports, specialists will selectively test foreigners for the presence of coronavirus infection.
The Association of Russian Tour Operators (ATOR) assured that all organized Russian tourists will return from Turkey and Tanzania by May 1. As of April 22, there are about 6 thousand people in Tanzania, more than 50 thousand in Turkey.