MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - AUGUST 9, 2021: Passengers board a Rossiya flight bound for Sharm El-Sheikh at Sheremetyevo International Airport. Starting from August 9, Russia resumes flights to the Egyptian resort towns of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada, with five weekly flights to each. Air traffic between Russia and Egypt was suspended after the Metrojet Flight 9268 crash over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015, with 224 passengers killed. Mikhail Metzel/TASS (Photo by Mikhail MetzelTASS via Getty Images)

Russia resumes flights with the UAE, Maldives and Egypt. The corresponding order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports .

According to the publication, three flights a week will be operated to the Egyptian capital Cairo, to Dubai (UAE) and Velana Airport (Maldives) – twice a week.

The decision was made by the operational headquarters based on the previously announced criteria (40 new cases of coronavirus infection within 14 days per 100,000 population, no more than 1% in 14 days of the daily increase in new cases and the spread rate of coronavirus infection per week is not more than one).

In addition, it was decided to increase the number of weekly flights to Switzerland. Aeroflot will fly to Geneva twice a week and Swiss Air will fly to Zurich twice a week.

Recall, Russia also resumed communication with the UK, Tanzania and Turkey.

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