Last week, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order to resume international flights with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives on a reciprocal basis.
The Russians will fly to Egypt three times a week, to the UAE and to the Maldives - twice. Earlier, the Russian Federation resumed flights with Turkey, Britain, Switzerland and Tanzania.
According to the schedule of Aeroflot, flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Egyptian airline EgyptAir intends to resume flights to Russia from September 17. It will also operate three flights a week: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The first Aeroflot plane on the Moscow-Cairo route will fly on Wednesday, September 9, at 20:40 Moscow time from Sheremetyevo airport.
Russians who arrive in Cairo do not have to undergo quarantine, but they are required to have a document about the negative result of a COVID-19 test made no earlier than three days before arrival. After returning from Egypt, citizens of the Russian Federation should make a test within 72 hours and post the results on the State Services portal.
We remind that air traffic between Russia and Egypt resumed two years ago after the suspension in 2015 amid the crash of the Russian Kogalymavia company aircraft over Sinai, which flew from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. However, flights to the resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh were not resumed, since local airports do not meet the requirements of the Russian Federation for flight safety.
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