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Russia extended non-working days and self-isolation till April 30.
President Putin extended in Russia the non-working days and self-isolation rules till April 30.
Coronavirus in Russia: the latest news. April 5
Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and prevent its spread within the country.
Belarus cancels last trains to Moscow and St. Petersburg
The Belarusian Railway has temporarily canceled train connections to Moscow and St. Petersburg from April 5 due to the closure of the Russian border due to the situation with the coronavirus.
All organized tourists returned to Russia
To date, the vast majority of Russian tourists who were abroad through tour operators have returned to the territory of the Russian Federation. Over the past two weeks, about 160 000 organized tourists from 43 countries of the world returned to the country.
Russian airports report 75% decline in passenger traffic in March
Passenger traffic in Russian airports decreased by 75% in March compared to the same month last year.
Tour operators continue to cancel foreign programs
Two leading tour operators, Coral Travel and Sunmar, have fulfilled the recommendation of the Federal Tourism Agency and stopped the tours with departure dates from March 23 to April 20.
Government considers halting all flights, rail services
The Russian government is mulling a complete ban on domestic travel, both by air and rail, in the face of the COVID-19 threat.
Pobeda is first Russian airline to voluntarily suspend all operations
The low-cost division of Russia’s Aeroflot Group, Pobeda Airlines has completely suspended its operations from April 1 to May 31.
The Russians spent almost 1,516 billion Euros on summer holidays abroad
The total spending of Russians for foreign travels in the summer of 2019 amounted to 1,501 billion Euros and in the New Year period (from December 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020) – 640 million Euros.
Government to ground all international flights from Friday
Тhe Russian government suspended all regular and charter flights on March 27, except for flights aimed at bringing Russians home.
Russia stops international air traffic from March 27, 2020
The ban does not apply on repatriation, freight, postal, sanitary and humanitarian transportation.
Russian health resorts and public catering to suspend operation
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin: from March 28 all health resorts and public catering to suspend operation
Russia shuts down many foreign air routes
Russia further restricted transport access on Sunday, banning a large amount of flights to and from foreign destinations. The move largely affects routes to secondary cities and holiday resorts, with most capital cities exempt.
Russia pushes on with Arctic cruise tourism plans despite coronavirus
The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic and the Federal Agency for Tourism will be developing cruise tourism in Russia’s Far Eastern and Arctic maritime regions, and the two institutions are already working on a list of laws needed for this.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Moscow, the Mayor introduced additional measures: In Moscow
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Moscow, the Mayor introduced additional measures In Moscow
The Russian government has prepared a new plan to support the tourism sector of the economy due to the virus and fall in oil prices
The plan developed by the authorities is divided into four units. This is support and provision of basic necessities of the population; support of especially negative affected economic sectors; support of small and medium-sized businesses; system-wide measures. An anti-crisis fund of 3 billion euro was created to implement the support plan.
Russian tourists stranded in European airports after flight cancellations
Hundreds of Russian tourists in Europe have found themselves stranded in foreign airports after most flights were canceled this week and borders closed due to the coronavirus crisis.
Foreign tourists refuse to travel to Russia because of the "self-isolation regime"
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on March 5 signed a decree "On the introduction of a high alert mode" in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus.
Russia to Restrict Entry of Foreigners and Non-Citizens From 18 March Until 1 May
Aeroflot to restrict Europe flights from Monday
Russian state-run air carrier Aeroflot announced on Saturday changes to flights to and from European destinations after EU countries began imposing travel restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Moscow against coronovirus
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree establishing that the spread of coronavirus is an extraordinary and inevitable circumstance. The corresponding decree is published on the website of the mayor.
Russian Railways ceases international train transport with Latvia, Ukraine and Moldova amid coronavirus outbreak
The Russian Railways have announced the termination of international trains with Latvia starting March 15, and with Ukraine and Moldova on March 17.
How the collapse of the ruble will affect the choice of tourists
The Russian currency has reached record low values over the past 4 years. Representatives of travel agencies predicted how the behavior of Russian tourists will change.
Russia restricts visas for Iranians amid coronavirus epidemic
Russia has imposed limitations on issuing visas for Iranian nationals, because of the coronavirus outbreak. Starting from Feb. 28, only humanitarian and business types visas will be allowed for Iranians,