In view of the resolutions of the Government Emergency Response Centre, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a directive to resume flights, on a mutual basis, to the following countries:
- Serbia (Moscow – Belgrade), 2 flights per week
- Cuba (Moscow – Cayo Coco and Moscow – Santa Clara), 2 flights
- Japan, beginning 1 November 2020: 3 flights per week (2 Moscow – Tokyo flights, and 1 Vladivostok – Tokyo flight).
The decision was taken based on the existing criteria (40 new coronavirus cases in 14 days per 100,000 people, daily growth in the incidence rate under 1 percent over the past 14 days, and the COVID-19 community spread indicator under 1 for 7 days), and is reciprocal.
In addition to this, the Government decided to increase the number of flights and destinations that were resumed earlier:
- Switzerland: Add 1 Zurich–Moscow–Zurich flight, and 1 Moscow–Geneva–Moscow flight per week, as well as restore flight service with St Petersburg with 1 Zurich–St Petersburg–Zurich flight and 1 St Petersburg– Geneva–St Petersburg flight.
- Republic of Maldives: Add 4 flights from Moscow to the Velana airport per week, on a mutual basis.
- UAE: Resume regular air service between Moscow and Abu-Dhabi with 2 flights per week, on a mutual basis.
- Belarus: Add 3 flights per week between Moscow and Minsk, on a mutual basis.
The Emergency Response Centre continues to monitor developments and has plans to add more countries to the list of approved flight destinations. The centre reminds travellers to take good care of their health, and advises them to avoid public spaces, use masks and antiseptics, and stay at home and request medical assistance if they do not feel well.