The list of countries that will be opened from September 1 was announced
From September 1, air traffic to the most of the CIS countries may be resumed, and the list of Russian airports from which international flights will be permitted should be expanded.
This information was announced in ATOR (Association of Tour Operators of Russia). According to preliminary information, flights will return to most of the CIS countries, including Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. It is expected to be officially announced after August 20.
The reason is, first of all, the improvement of the epidemiological situation both in Russia and in the countries where flights are planned to be opened. In addition, the industrial launch of the Russian vaccine is expected in September - and the opening countries are going to purchase it. Another reason is the inability for the economy to keep the borders locked for such a long time.
At the same time, the Russian-Belarusian border is a separate item due to political instability in Belarus. So far, the Belarusian airline Belavia has canceled flights until August 21. Due to the latest political problems, it is completely unclear when the border of the country will be opened.
In addition, it is expected to increase the number of Russian airports from which it is planned to allow international flights. In particular from the beginning of September Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok will receive the right to operate flights abroad. Among the candidates are also the airports of Sochi, Krasnodar and Kazan - they can restart air traffic in mid or late September.