The Federal Air Transport Agency will send a request to the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) on the partial opening of international flights from July 15, RBC reports citing its source.
At the first stage, Russia may resume flights to 15 countries.
According to RBC, the Federal Air Transport Agency will first open borders with European countries, including Turkey, as well as with China and South Korea. It is noted that the proposal will be discussed by the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, and the final decision will be made by Rospotrebnadzor. At the same time, the decision to resume flights with these countries will also depend on the consent of the states to restore air communication with Russia.
TASS, also referring to a source in the airline, provided similar information about the proposal to partially restore air links. The agency reported that the proposals of the Federal Air Transport Agency were formed at a meeting with large air carriers. It took place after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed to restore international air traffic and develop the industry.
According to Interfax, Russia may first resume flights to the EAEU and the CIS, including Uzbekistan.
Russia suspended international flights on March 27. Since then, the country organized only charter flights to return its citizens from abroad.