More than 6.7 thousand Russian citizens were returned to the country from Turkey over the past day. This is stated in a message published on the website of the Federal Air Transport Agency on Wednesday, April 21.
“Work continues on the return of Russian citizens from Turkey and Tanzania. On April 20, Russian airlines operated 25 flights from Turkey to Russia, Turkish – 5 flights. A total of 6,700 passengers were transported, ”the statement says.
It is noted that on this day, 56 people were delivered from Zanzibar (Tanzania) by Azur Air to Moscow.
A total of 9 Russian carriers are taking part in the export campaign, including Aeroflot, Siberia, Ural Airlines, Azur Air, Nordwind Airlines, Royal Flight, Utair, Pobeda and Red Wings. It is emphasized that Azimut Airlines has completed its flight program to Turkey.
On April 15, Russia limited air traffic with Turkey and Tanzania until June 1 due to the deterioration of the situation with COVID-19 in these countries.
On April 20, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that he would visit Russia on the issue of resuming flights when the situation with COVID-19 in the republic normalizes.
On the same day, Rospotrebnadzor ordered Russians arriving from Turkey and Tanzania before May 1 to take a COVID-19 test twice. Also at the airports, specialists will selectively test foreigners for the presence of coronavirus infection.