Russia and Venezuela open direct flights

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Regular flights between Russia and Venezuela were resumed on Monday, May 3. The first passenger flight of the Conviasa airline arrived in Caracas from Moscow. This was announced in his Twitter Minister of Tourism and Foreign Trade of the Bolivarian Republic Ali Padron.

“In compliance with all biosecurity protocols, the first Conviasa flight“ Route Caracas – Moscow ”with 90 (representatives – Ed.) Russian tour operators arrived in Venezuela today,” he wrote.

The minister explained that the passengers were also businessmen and journalists.

Flights on the Moscow – Caracas route will be operated twice a week. There was no direct flight between Caracas and Moscow before the pandemic.

On April 21, Russian airlines received licenses for regular flights to 15 countries.

The countries included Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Jordan, China, North Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Serbia, Slovenia, Thailand, Croatia, Montenegro, as well as Cyprus and the Maldives.

On April 15, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, said that foreign trips at the moment carry great risks due to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in the world due to COVID-19.

Back in November 2020, against the backdrop of a coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Air Transport Agency emphasized that the decision to issue permits to airlines for international flights is not a decision to resume flights on international routes specified in the order. Clearance is the airline’s right that it can use when resuming flights.

Russia suspended regular and charter flights in March 2020 due to the situation with coronavirus infection in the world. Then, gradually, restrictions on air traffic with a number of states were lifted.