MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. Russia will resume flights to Vietnam, India, Finland and Qatar on January 27, 2021, with several flights per week, the Russian anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Saturday.
"After discussing and taking into consideration the epidemiological situation in certain countries, the crisis center took a decision to resume reciprocal international air communication starting on January 27, 2021 with the following states, namely Vietnam (Moscow-Hanoi, twice a week), India (Moscow-New Delhi, twice a week), Finland (Moscow-Helsinki, twice a week, as well as St. Petersburg-Helsinki, twice a week) and Qatar (Moscow-Doha, twice a week.)," the center said.
It was reported that the decision was made based on announced criteria, which are 40 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population within 14 days, not more than 1% of a single-day rise of new cases within 14 days and the R number of coronavirus at below 1 within seven days, and on the basis of reciprocity principles.
Apart from that, the anti-coronavirus crisis center decided to increase the number of Moscow-Cairo regular flights to five per week. "It was decided to increase the number of regular flights to Egypt on the Moscow-Cairo route to five a week," the statement says.