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Friday 26 March 2021

Russia to Resume Air Traffic with Tajikistan

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MOS>COW (RIA Novosti) — Beginning on April 1, Russia will resume regular air traffic with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The air traffic between Tajikistan and Russia has been suspended since March 20, 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who is also Chairman of the Operational Headquarters on Preventing the Coronavirus Spread in Russia, reportedly held a meeting of the Operational Headquarters on this subject. Taking into account the epidemiological situation and in agreement with the Chairman of the Government Mikhail Mishustin, the meeting adopted a decision that one flight will be operated on the Moscow-Dushanbe air route per week beginning on April 1.

Passengers on this flight must have a certificate showing the negative result of COVID-19, obtained by testing by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method, and made no earlier than 72 hours (3 days) prior to arrival in Moscow.

The issue of resumption of regular flights between Tajikistan and Russia were also discussed at the 17th session of the Tajikistan-Russia intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation that took place in Moscow from February 8-9. Taking into account the improvement of the sanitary and epidemiological situation in Tajikistan, the Tajik delegation reportedly invited the Russian side to resume regular air traffic between the two countries as soon as possible.

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