RUSSIALINK: “Which Countries Are Open to Russians – and Vice Versa?” – Moscow Times

Truck at Russian Border Crossing

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Aug. 4, 2020)

Russian authorities could resume all international flights with countries that grant reciprocity as early as Aug. 11, the state-run TASS news agency cited aviation industry sources as saying Saturday.

File Photo of Airplane Approaching Runway About to Land

Most flights to and from Russia have been grounded since March 27 in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Russia also closed its borders to most foreign citizens, with exceptions for diplomats, relatives of deceased people, high-demand workers and other categories.

As Russia eyes reopening to international travel, here’s a look at where it’s currently possible to travel to and from Russia:

File Photo of British Parliament Building, Big Ben, Thames, adapted from image at loc.gov

These places are open to Russian citizens with a mandatory two-week quarantine upon arrival:

  • Britain

These places are open to Russian citizens with no quarantine requirement:

  • Turkey
  • Tanzania
  • Switzerland (from Aug. 15)
  • Montenegro
  • The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia

Russia is open to visitors from these countries who present a negative coronavirus test:

  • BritainTurkey and Environs Satellite Image
  • Turkey
  • Tanzania
  • Switzerland (from Aug. 15)
  • The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia

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