Due to the worsening epidemiological situation, the emergency response centre to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus has resolved to temporarily suspend air travel to and from the UK. The week-long restrictions will take effect at midnight on 22 December 2020.
The emergency response centre is looking closely at the information about the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus and will take the next decisions as soon as it finishes this work.
Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare) continues to track genetic changes in the novel coronavirus across Russia and globally that can affect the ability to identify the pathogen and to treat and prevent COVID-19. More measures will be taken if necessary.