Passengers of the first flight from Moscow to London after the opening of international borders shared with RIA Novosti the details of their flight, which took place today, August 1.
People said that the flight went well, the liner was about 60-75 percent full. According to passengers, all precautions were observed on board: medical masks were issued and changed, seating was through one. There were no problems with buying tickets either.
On the first flight after the lifting of restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, it was mostly not tourists who flew, but people who have any connections with the UK, for example, their relatives live there. The passengers said that they had been waiting for a meeting with loved ones for so long that they were not afraid of the two-week quarantine required for those who arrived from other countries. At the same time, tourists were also on the flight, they noted that they had specially arrived for a long time.
On August 1, it was reported that the first flight from abroad after the lifting of restrictions imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. At 01:03 am Turkish Airlines liner arrived from Istanbul.
Russia resumed international flights on August 1. At the first stage, flights will be carried out only from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don. The countries with which flights will be restored in the first place were Great Britain (London), Turkey (from August 1 Ankara and Istanbul, from August 10 – Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman) and Tanzania (Zanzibar island). The list will gradually expand, taking into account the epidemiological situation.