Hundreds of labor migrants for several days living in the Moscow airport, unable to fly home due to the cancellation of flights to the CIS countries. According to estimates the human rights organization “Tong JAHONI”, at the Vnukovo airport waiting for flight 202 citizen of Uzbekistan and about 120 citizens of Tajikistan
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Hundreds of labor migrants for several days living in the Moscow airport, unable to fly home due to the cancellation of flights to the CIS countries. According to estimates the human rights organization “Tong JAHONI”, at the Vnukovo airport waiting for flight 202 citizen of Uzbekistan and about 120 citizens of Tajikistan. The Uzbeks insist that they have 300 people, reports the BBC Russian service.
26 Kyrgyz citizens stuck waiting for flights at Domodedovo. 180 178 Kyrgyz and Tajiks are waiting in Zhukovsky. In Sheremetyevo waiting for 70 citizens from different countries. In the same situation are migrants in the airports of Novosibirsk, Ufa, Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg.
the people of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan spend the night in the Vnukovo airport from three days to a week. Uzbekistan has closed air communication with other countries on March 16. On the same day, Russia has banned the entry of foreigners, and many international flights immediately become unprofitable. March 20-Tajikistan has canceled all international flights.
According to the migrants, the money for the hotel, most of them don’t have all the money they sent home, and bought a ticket at a last resort, besides many of them buy tickets with the expectation to fly in the last days of the expiration of a patent or a work permit, and then to move out of rented flats. And some of them are waiting for a flight delayed documents: that Russia introduced a simplified procedure for the renewal of a permit, know not all. New job because of the epidemic of the coronavirus is not found.
the Migrants established in the airport of life and self-organization, giving the fellow some food and water. According to them, brought food several times a day, most of the compatriots, but the food they supplied and the restaurant “Papa with buffet”. Other restaurants are not willing to help migrants, demanding for 50 rubles to the boiling water. In addition, waiting in the airport, afraid of being infected with coronavirus and carved masks of gauze, because pharmacies do not buy.
the Embassy of Uzbekistan announced that five Charter flights and three trains with the citizens of Uzbekistan have already gone home, and for 150 people pending in Vnukovo, prepared free in a hostel with three meals a day. However, many fear to leave the airport because they are afraid not to catch the long-awaited plane, and that the Embassy will be forgotten, if they disperse to their hotels. On Monday, the citizens of Uzbekistan were placed at the hostel of the airport Vnukovo, reports portal Tourdom.
the Russian Embassy also said that Somon Air, Tajik Air and Flydubai has carried out several flights for delivery of citizens of Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, are also considered additional Charter flights to Tajikistan.
the President of the Foundation “Migration – XXI century”, former Deputy head of the Federal migration service Vyacheslav Postavnin believes that the question of sending migrants to their home countries comes down to money and political ambitions. The airline “Ural airlines” has cancelled flights to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on 19 and 20 March, leaving at the airport “Zhukovsky” about 400 passengers, including the flight to Osh was 187.
“In connection with the governmental decision of the Republic of Uzbekistan about the cancellation of all flights of the airline “Uzbekistan Airways” in the period from 16 to 28 March 2020 in terminal A of Vnukovo International airport are 150 passengers of the airline “Uzbekistan Airways”. With passengers working for the Embassy. There is also 50-70 Tajik citizens – passengers of airline “UTair” canceled flights to Dushanbe”, – reported in a press-service of the airport. It also noted that the so-called sterile area was 27 people, including citizens of Moldova, Macedonia, Morocco, Ukraine and Belarus.
In the Tajikistan foreign Ministry urged its citizens not to rush to return home: officials urged “to remain calm and, if possible, not to leave the place of permanent or temporary residence in the country”. According to the Ambassador of the Republic of the Russian Federation Imamuddin Sattorov, Vnukovo remain 164 Tajik citizen.
In the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia has allowed foreign nationals to extend the period of temporary stay in the territory of the Russian Federation: those who arrived on a visa, and to those who need it should apply to the nearest territorial body of the MIA of Russia with the statement made in any form.