Russia to end restrictions on flights with ‘friendly’ countries including Pakistan


The Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin has said on Monday that their country plans to end restrictions on flights to and from 52 countries after April 9, part of its plans to reduce measures taken to slow the spread of coronavirus.

According to media reports, the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that Russia plans to resume flights to and from Argentina, South Africa and other friendly countries. The friendly countries means those countries that have not joined the latest wave of Western sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “special operation” to demilitarise its neighbour.

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The Russian Prime Minister further stated that Russia would be lifting restrictions on travel across the land border between Russia and China. Other countries Algeria, China, Lebanon, Peru, and Pakistan.

It is to be mention here that Russia imposed broad travel restrictions at the start of the novel Covid19 pandemic in March 2020 but has gradually expanded the list of countries deemed safe for air travel.

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