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Russia restricts air travel to the EU, allowing only charter flights and planes headed to capital cities

Source: Meduza

Effective on March 16, Russia is imposing new restrictions on air travel to countries inside the European Union, as part of the expanding effort to contain the spread of coronavirus. According to an announcement from Russia’s federal task force, air travel will now be limited to flights destined only for the capital cities of EU nations, though the new rules do not apply to charter flights, according to the news agency Interfax.

Russia is introducing identical limits on air travel to Norway and Switzerland, maintaining flights from Moscow to Geneva and Oslo, as well as charter flights.

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