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Russia to Lift COVID Ban on Flights to Thailand, Norway, Other Countries

Russia to Lift COVID Ban on Flights to Thailand, Norway, Other Countries

Thursday, 14 October, 2021 - 10:30
Russian tourists gather at the Egyptair check-in desk at the Domodedovo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (AP)

Russia will lift its COVID-19 ban on flights to countries including Tunisia, Thailand, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Iran, Slovenia, and Oman from Nov. 9, the government coronavirus task force said on Thursday.


The government stopped normal commercial flights abroad when the pandemic struck last year, but it has since been gradually relaxing the restrictions, Reuters reported.


The flight bans dealt a heavy blow to Russia's airlines.


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