In early April, the Ministry of Transport asked Russian airports to work out the possibility of creating special corridors for travelers vaccinated against COVID-19. This is stated in a letter from the department to airport operators (Izvestia has it).
According to the document, the Department of the Middle East and North Africa of the Russian Foreign Ministry at the end of March sent the Federal Air Transport Agency a proposal to create special corridors at airports for the entry of travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ministry of Transport asked the aviation harbor to consider this initiative and send information. While we are talking about a corridor for passengers arriving from the UAE, informed sources told Izvestia.
The Ministry of Transport appreciated the initiative to create special corridors at Russian airports for travelers vaccinated against COVID-19. A representative of the department told Izvestia that this idea deserves attention.
“The issue of creating special corridors at airports for the entry of passengers of international flights who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 deserves attention and requires elaboration,” he said.
The representative of the Ministry of Transport noted that now this idea needs to be discussed with the competent executive authorities, specifying that final decisions on this issue have not yet been taken.
Initially, the embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Moscow approached the Russian Foreign Ministry with such an initiative, two informed sources told Izvestia. The department broadcast the request to the Federal Air Transport Agency and Rospotrebnadzor. According to Izvestia’s interlocutor in the government, Rospotrebnadzor has already opposed the initiative.
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