Russia Resumes Flights to Vietnam, India, Finland, Qatar on January 27

Russia will resume flights to Vietnam, India, Finland and Qatar on January 27, 2021, with several flights per week, the Russian anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Saturday, TASS writes.

“After discussing and taking into consideration the epidemiological situation in certain countries, the crisis center took a decision to resume reciprocal international air communication starting on January 27, 2021 with the following states, namely Vietnam (Moscow-Hanoi, twice a week), India (Moscow-New Delhi, twice a week), Finland (Moscow-Helsinki, twice a week, as well as St. Petersburg-Helsinki, twice a week) and Qatar (Moscow-Doha, twice a week),” the center said.

It was reported that the decision was made based on announced criteria, which are 40 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population within 14 days, not more than 1% of a single-day rise of new cases within 14 days and the R number of coronavirus at below 1 within seven days, and on the basis of reciprocity principles.

Apart from that, the anti-coronavirus crisis center decided to increase the number of Moscow-Cairo regular flights to five per week. “It was decided to increase the number of regular flights to Egypt on the Moscow-Cairo route to five a week,” the statement says.