Turkey to be ready to resume flights with Russia from June 1
Turkey is preparing to resume flights with Russia from June 1. This was stated by the Turkish Ambassador to Russia Mehmet Samsar. According to him, due to strict anti-epidemic measures, the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 is reduced. So, on April 15, 61 400 new cases of infection were recorded, and on May 3 — 24 733.
The task has been set in the country to "shortly normalize the number of COVID-19 cases and the epidemiological situation in Turkey by the upcoming summer season" through vaccination and quarantine measures, the diplomat said. "We are already receiving positive signals in this respect. In order to resume flights from June 1 and safely receive our Russian friends during the summer season, we continue contacts at the moment with respective Russian agencies at all levels," the ambassador stressed.
A number of provinces in Turkey, including the resorts of Antalya and Mugla, have left the «red zone», which includes provinces with a very high risk of COVID-19 infection, according to the Ministry of Health of the country.
From April 15 through June 1, Russia is limiting regular air service with Turkey due to a new coronavirus outbreak there. The number of flights was reduced to two per week on a mutual basis.