OREANDA-NEWS. International flights will be allowed in Russia from August 1.

This was stated by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The politician explained that when making such a decision, the Russian authorities were guided by data on the epidemiological situation in other countries, as well as the principle of reciprocity. “From August 1, flights will be carried out from the airports of Moscow, the Moscow Region, Saint Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don,” Mishustin said. At the same time, the head of government did not name the countries to which the flights will be permitted.

However, Deputy Prime Minister, Tatyana Golikova, said that only three countries meet the conditions for opening borders on a reciprocal basis: Great Britain, Turkey, and Tanzania. She also recalled that the authorities require foreigners and Russian citizens arriving in the country to have a negative test for COVID-19, passed not earlier than 72 hours before departure.