From August 1, Austria will lift the ban on regular flights from 18 foreign countries, including Russia. This follows from a new notice for pilots (NOTAM), in which the Republic notified airlines on changes of restrictions of flights to the country.
At the same time, the Austrian Ministry of Health published the rules of entry for citizens from 32 regions of the so-called "red list", which includes the Russian Federation. Thus, all persons arriving in the country, must have a negative PCR test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure. If the passenger does not have the results, he will be tested at the airport and quarantined for 48 hours. At the same time, entry for citizens of these countries is allowed only with a D visa or residence permit.
Austria's decision to lift flight restrictions may become a signal event for the European Commission, which has extended the ban on flights with Russia until the end of August. At the same time, the Russian authorities are ready to talk about the restoration of flights on a parity basis. In this respect, the Republic was the first to take a step towards the Russians. Now it remains to wait for the response of the Russian government.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.