Russia and Turkey are negotiating the resumption of flights, received necessary instructions from the presidents of the two countries. The Ministry of transport of Turkey stated that the commencement of flights matched, but the Russian authorities do not confirm it, don’t know about the lifting of the ban, and airlines. Turkey has repeatedly expressed readiness to accept the Russians, it was also confirmed Croatia and Belarus. But they are not included in the preliminary list of countries with favorable epidemiological situation, prepared by the CPS.The authorities of Russia and Turkey made conflicting statements about the opening of bilateral air links. So, on the website of the Turkish Ministry of transport has reported that the flights, decided to resume July 15. However, the Russian Ministry of transport and Rosaviation is not confirmed, refusing to comment. The issue was discussed on 13 July during a telephone conversation the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan, the press-the Secretary of mister Putin Dmitry Peskov. He said that the “instructions to the relevant departments to begin negotiations.” However, their conclusion is also not confirmed.Turkish Airlines has said it is ready to resume flights to Russia from August 1. However, this information was posted on the website along with the data on the opening of flights to several dozen countries, including the EU. Last yet not opened the border to Turkey and probably will not do it by 1 August.Participants of the Russian aviation market was expecting that the first international flights will start from August 1. Readiness to resume the flights since July 15, said last week the head of staff for combating coronavirus, Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, noting that this is only a proposal and the decision will be made after the talks of aviation authorities. In Russia, meanwhile, entered into force new rules for prevention COVID-19 for arriving in the country: instead of the mandatory 14-day self-isolation now, you can do a test COVID-19.During the discussion taken into account, in particular, the epidemiological situation. As reported by “Kommersant”, Turkey was not included in the list of the countries where at the first stage of the CPS was to allow flights. The list included China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, UK, Germany, Italy, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Hungary and Poland. It was compiled on the basis of the following criteria: cases not exceed 40 per 100 thousand people, the average daily increase in the number of new cases over 14 days does not exceed 1%, the current transmission rate is less than one.The readiness to accept the Russian citizens had also informed the authorities of Croatia, the restoration of transport communication in the near future, July 14, said Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko at the end of the meeting with the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin. “We have raised this ques��S. Russian side monitors the situation on the basis of their epidemiological situation. As we understand, it is expected that in the coming days will resume transport links with the Republic of Belarus”,— quotes Agency “BelTA” Mr. Golovchenko. Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze said that the Russian tourists are ready to accept Turkey, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Maldives, Croatia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.Olga Nikitina