OREANDA-NEWSRussia is resuming flights with other countries, including the Maldives, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. This was reported by RIA Novosti, citing the government.

There was also information that the order to restore flights to these states was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. According to the decree, flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo will be carried out three times a week, to Dubai - twice a week, and to the capital of the Maldives Republic Male - twice a week.

As noted in the government, such a solution was proposed by the operational headquarters, based on data on the epidemiological situation in the countries, as well as on terms of reciprocity.

Russia resumed international flights suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic on August 1. At first, flights were carried out only from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don, and later Novosibirsk, Kaliningrad and Kazan were added to them. The states with which Russia first of all restored communication turned out to be Turkey, Tanzania and Great Britain.

In addition, on the same day, by order of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the state border with Abkhazia was opened. From August 1, Russians could also freely enter Abkhazia, and citizens of this country - into Russia.