This decision was made at the recommendation of the emergency response centre for preventing the import and spread of the new coronavirus infection. From 8 February 2021, passenger train services will resume on a reciprocal basis on the Minsk-Moscow-Minsk route and also on the Moscow-Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad-St Petersburg routes, with stopovers in Minsk. As of 8 February, the number of regular Moscow-Minsk flights will increase from three to five per week on a reciprocal basis. Air services will also resume on a reciprocal basis from airports in Rostov-on-Don and St Petersburg to Minsk, with each airport operating one flight per week.
From 8 February, the number of regular flights to Kyrgyzstan will also increase on a reciprocal basis from one flight per week to three flights per week, on the Moscow-Bishkek route.
It was also decided to restart international air traffic with Azerbaijan (Moscow-Baku, two flights per week) and Armenia (Moscow-Yerevan, four flights per week) as of 15 February 2021 on a reciprocal basis.