Russia says suspends all regular, charter flights from Friday
MOSCOW, Mar 26 (PRIME) -- The Russian government ordered the Federal Air Transport Agency to suspend all regular and charter flights except evacuation flights from Friday, according to a statement published on Thursday.
"To ensure suspension of regular and charter air transportation from the Russian airports to the airports of other states and back starting from midnight, March 27, 2020, except flights carried out to evacuate Russian citizens to the territory of the Russian Federation from foreign states due to the spread of a new coronavirus infection (in accordance with the lists formed by the Foreign Ministry of Russia) and flights at special orders of the government of the Russian Federation," the statement read.
The government ordered the Foreign Ministry to send to Aeroflot no later than on Friday the lists of Russians who want to return from abroad. The ministry was also ordered to provide aid to the Russians who want to return home with the money of its foreign offices until evacuation.