Flights between Dushanbe and Tashkent will not be resumed before January 1, 2021, Asia-Plus reports with reference to an official source within the Tajik government.
“A complex epidemiological situation due to COVID-19 in both countries does not allow the authorities of the two countries to make a quick and final decision on the matter,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Agency of Tajikistan has reportedly received the go-ahead to resume flights to Tashkent, but the exact date of the first flight and the flight schedule are still unknown.
A source within the Civil Aviation Agency has confirmed that they have got permission from the Standing Committee on COVID-19 Response to resume regular flights to Uzbekistan.
“Our Uzbek colleagues have also got permission, but the exact date of resumption of flights is still unknown,” the Civil Aviation Agency source said.
He further added that the civil aviation authorities of the two countries would hold a meeting in a video-conference format within the next few days to discuss and approve the date of the first flight and the flight schedule.
Air traffic between Tashkent and Dushanbe was suspended on March 16, 2020.