Russia to resume flights to Dominican Republic

Russia will resume from August 9 flights with the Dominican Republic, Bahrain and Moldova suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its operational center for the fight against the disease reported Friday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the operational center against the coronavirus chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, according to Sputnik Mundo.

Bahrain, on the Moscow-Manama route, with a frequency of two flights per week; the Dominican Republic, on the Moscow-Punta Cana, Moscow-La Romana, Moscow-Puerto Plata routes, with the total frequency of three flights per week; Moldova, on the Moscow-Chisinau route, with a frequency of three flights per week,” the statement said.

It was also agreed that as of August 9 the frequency of flights with the Syrian capital, Damascus, will be increased from one to three per week; and with the Egyptian cities of Hurgada and Sharm el Sheikh, popular destinations for Russian tourists, from three to five per week on each route.

The center reiterated its recommendation to Russian citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling abroad.

Dominican Tourism Minister David Collado celebrated the news with a comment on Twitter. “Good news continues to add up for the reactivation of our tourism with the resumption of flights from Russia to the Dominican Republic, starting August 9. One more sign of the confidence generated by our country worldwide,” said Collado.

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