Russia extends ban on international flights until August

A passenger wearing a face mask walks upon arrival to Terminal D at the Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/SERGEI ILNITSKY

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Russia has extended a moratorium on international flights until Aug. 1, the RBC business daily reported on Thursday.

Russia, which has so far recorded more than 660,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, in March grounded all international flights, except for those repatriating Russians and those transporting foreign citizens home.

Last month it announced a partial reopening of its borders, saying it would allow people who needed to work, study, get medical treatment or look after relatives to travel abroad.

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