he returned To Russia 95% of Russian tourists stranded abroad due to the cancellation of flights on the background of the pandemic coronavirus. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova live Instagram.
According to her, the evacuation of Russians began in the 20’s of March. Zakharova added that originally planned to take 35 thousand Russians, but in March that number increased.
According to Rosaviation, in the period from 20 March to 26 April from abroad returned 172 thousand Russians.
April 29 it was reported that the majority of Russian tourists waiting for the opening of the borders and not afraid of being infected with coronavirus. 64 percent of Russians predict that imposed on the background of the pandemic restrictions will be removed in the next six months. 33 percent of respondents believe that the borders will be open up to June or July of this year.
Russia closed the borders and canceled most of the passenger traffic in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection on March 30. The right to cross the border have military and civilian personnel of foreign bases, workers in the nuclear industry involved in the construction abroad and crews of marine vessels, and diplomats traveling to the Kaliningrad transit passengers and Russians going abroad for the funeral of a relative.