Issue # 290920

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RUSRURIZM  —  28 sep 2020

India International flights Explained: Latest relaxations and restrictions on air travel

Currently, India has air bubble arrangements with 13 countries. These are the US, the UK, Germany, France, the UAE, Maldives, Canada, Japan, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Qatar and Iraq.

Even as India continues to add to its air bubble arrangements, a number of jurisdictions have began restricting travel from India because of the high Covid19 case-load in the country. However, the broader direction in which the government is moving as far as air travel is concerned is lifting restrictions that were imposed at the time of restarting of operations.

Which countries does India have air bubble arrangements with? 

Currently, India has air bubble arrangements with 13 countries. These are the US, the UK, Germany, France, the UAE, Maldives, Canada, Japan, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Qatar and Iraq. The Centre is also negotiating these arrangements with other countries like Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Israel, Kenya, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. In addition to air bubble flights, Indian carriers are flying to these countries under the Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indian citizens.

Which jurisdictions have restricted air travel from India? 

While some countries like Kuwait have a blanket ban on travel to and from India, jurisdictions like Hong Kong have an ongoing suspension on Air India’s flights to its airport till October 3. Hong Kong had banned Air India’s Vande Bharat flights for two weeks after several passengers brought in by the airline tested positive for coronavirus upon testing. Authorities in Dubai also banned Air India Express flights after the airline carried Covid19 positive passengers on two different occasions. The emirate however overturned its ban after the airline profusely apologised. Another west Asian country Saudi Arabia earlier this week announced a ban on travel to and from India, along with Brazil and Argentina, for high caseloads but later allowed Vande Bharat repatriation flights to fly passengers to India from airports such as Riyadh and Dammam.  

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RUSRURIZM  —  11 August 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced vaccination of his daughter against coronavirus

According to the head of state, after the vaccination, she had a temperature for two days. She feels good now.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters was vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, TASS news agency reported. “One of my daughters got herself this shot. In this sense, she took part in the experiment. After the first vaccination, her temperature was 38, the next day - 37 with a little and that's all, ”- said Putin.

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RUSRURIZM  —  24 JULY 2020

After 4-month suspension, Russia to resume international flights from August 1; UK & Turkey among first destinations

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has announced that international flights will recommence next Friday. It will be possible to fly to and from airports in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Rostov-on-Don. However, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova explained that only three countries have been approved so far: Britain, Tanzania, and Turkey. The latter is a popular destination for Russian tourists, while London is a major global transport hub. “A decision has been made to resume international flights, where we are guided by the epidemiological situation, infection rates, and the principles of reciprocity,” Mishustin told a government meeting. Passengers will be required to obtain a negative coronavirus test certificate with 72 hours of departure. The same situation pertains for visitors arriving to Russia. In this case, the test must be in either the English or Russian languages. For Russian citizens returning home, they must provide a negative Covid-19 result during their first three days of arrival, or face self-isolation. “This has become possible because the growth rate of coronavirus infections has been decreasing in Russia for quite some time,” Golikova told the Rossiya 24 TV channel. From August 1, flights will open to London, Turkey (only Ankara and Istanbul) and Zanzibar in Tanzania. A week and a half later, on August 10, routes to the Turkish resort cities of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman will recommence.

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RUSRURIZM  —  11 JULY 2020

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with Covid-19

Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood megastar who is widely considered in India as the country’s greatest living actor, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized. “I have tested Covid positive [and been] shifted to hospital,” Bachchan announced on Twitter to his 43.2 million followers. The 77-year-old said all his family members had since been tested for coronavirus, and were awaiting their results. He urged everyone with whom he’d been in contact over the past 10 days to get tested too.

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RUSRURIZM  —  30 JUNE 2020

Krasnaya Polyana resort opened for guests a summer offer “Charge with the energy of the mountains”

The seasonal offer of the resort “Charge with the energy of the mountains” will appeal to those who prefer to spend more time outdoors in the fresh mountain air after self-isolation and those for whom the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana are the traditional choice of location in the summer during a vacation or family vacation. In addition to staying in hotels with unique views of the mountain panoramas, Krasnaya Polyana Resort gives its guests 10 activities in the mountains, a coupon book with bonuses and discounts for other activities, and a daily shuttle service to the resort’s sea beach.

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Jack  —  17 Apr 2020

We invite everyone to online tours!

Dear friends, good day to all! We always remember your safety, therefore, we recommend that you maintain a regime of self-isolation during the necessary period designated by your country. Follow all the recommendations of doctors and remember that the health of the people around you is a responsibility that is in your hands! And so that we do not forget about the ectetics and magical moments spent on the territory of Russia, we open the direction of online excursions to the most famous museums and places of St. Petersburg and Moscow. As part of this project, you will be able to touch the beautiful without leaving your home. Take care of yourself! (Rusturizm Team)

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Michael  —  24 Apr 2020

Demand for air travel in Russia has fallen by 90 percent. These planes can’t wait to fly but, instead, are having to ‘self-isolate’ at airports. 

Owing to the coronavirus, countries have been closing their borders and suspending air links. Airlines around the world are suffering massive losses, while their aircraft are forced to stand idle at airports. As of April 20, demand for air travel in Russia has collapsed by 90 percent compared with last year, and airlines are only operating 12 percent of their flights. 



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