Russia restricts flights by Iran

Russia restricts flights by Iran Russia restricts flights to Iran / Akishin Vyacheslav

Russia from February 28 to limit the flights to Iran, flights will continue only “Aeroflot” and the Iranian carrier Mahan Air, reports “Interfax” with reference to the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation.

“From 00:00 hours on February 28 introduced a temporary ban on scheduled and Charter flights from the territory of the Russian Federation on the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran and in the opposite direction”, – said the Agency.

“Aeroflot” and Mahan Air will fly from Moscow to Iran and back through the terminal F of the capital airport “Sheremetyevo”, said the Ministry of transport. The decision was made to prevent the introduction and spread of the novel coronavirus in Russia, said the Agency.

“Aeroflot” and Mahan Air operate direct regular flights between Moscow and Tehran

Earlier on Thursday it became known that the Federal tourism Agency recommended to suspend the sale of tours to Iran, but also in Italy and South Korea because of the situation with the spread of “Wuhan” coronavirus in those countries. Yesterday, February 26, to refrain from visiting Iran, and the other two mentioned countries encouraged the Russians, the Russian foreign Ministry.

in addition, Russia from 28 February to impose a ban on the issuance of transit and ordinary visas to citizens of Iran, except for humanitarian and business, said Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova.

the Number of victims of coronavirus in Iran has reached 26. Another 212 people confirmed the fact of infection, local media reported. Cases of infection recorded in 20 of the 31 provinces of Iran. Among those infected were the representatives of the Iranian authorities, in particular, the head of one of the committees of the Parliament of Iran, and also the Deputy Minister of health of the Republic.