The Russian Foreign Ministry appreciated the possible opening of borders with European states. The department takes into account the uncertainty of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world.
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The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its position, noting that it is still too early to talk about the timing of the resumption of flights with European states. At the same time, the need for a thorough study of the current epidemiological situation both in the Russian Federation and around the world is taken into account. So far, we cannot talk about the opening of borders with the aim of leaving Russian citizens to popular tourist destinations, including Europe. The agency urges Russians to remain vigilant and cautious. The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that the decision to open borders with European countries needs to be adjusted and analyzed in connection with a possible second wave of COVID-19.
The Russian Federation opened air traffic on March 27, while flights to Turkey, Tanzania and Great Britain became possible from August 1. From August 15, Russians can fly to Switzerland. The Council of Europe agreed on the eve of the lists of states whose citizens have the right to travel to the EU, Russia was not included in this list.