Russia resumes international flights to Cuba, Serbia, Japan
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced today the reopening from November 1 of air communications with Cuba, Serbia and Japan, following the closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the operational status to fight Covid-19, which Mishustin was quoted as saying, the flights Moscow-Cayo Coco and Moscow-Santa Clara, to Cuba, will be carried out twice a week. The same will happen with the trips between this capital and Belgrade.
In the case of Japan, there will be three weekly frequencies, two on the Moscow-Tokyo flight and one on the Moscow-Vladivostok connection.
The same source pointed out that in order to make such a decision, it was taken into account that these countries had less than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 15 days and with one or less percent daily growth of infected people in that period.
In addition, the transmission rate (number of people that a patient infects before being isolated) was required to be maintained at one or less in one week, the operational status was highlighted.
Last Friday, the Russian government authorized international flights from Samara, Vladivostok, Grozny and Krasnoyarsk cities, according to a statement of the Russian Civil Aviation Agency (Rosaviatsia).
From that day on, those cities joined the list of departure points in Russia such as this capital, St.-Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and Zhukovsky from where one travels to authorized states to date, after the closing of communications on March 27.