Russia is set to lift restrictions on regular and charter flights to the Egyptian resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh from November 9, 2021.
“[It was decided] to lift restrictions on regular and charter flights from Russian airports, from which international flights have been resumed, to destinations in Egypt – the cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh,” a representative of the federal coronavirus prevention headquarters said.
Russia will also lift its COVID-19 ban on flights to countries including Tunisia, Thailand, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Iran, Slovenia, and Oman, according to the government coronavirus task force.
Notably, Federal Air Transport Agency has issued permits to eight Russian airlines to resume regular flights to Egypt’s resorts. The permission was granted to Aeroflot, Pobeda, Rossiya, S7, Smartavia, Ural Airlines, Nordwind, and Azur Air.
Air traffic between the two countries was completely interrupted in November 2015 after a plane of Russia’s Kogalymavia airline crashed in Sinai on its way from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg.