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Russia to resume flights to Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh 9 August

Moscow will operate five weekly flights to each of the Red Sea resorts

Ahram Online , Saturday 24 Jul 2021
A general view of development of "Farsha" mountain lounge areas in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sh
A general view of development of "Farsha" mountain lounge areas in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt February 6, 2021. REUTERS
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Russia’s Anti-Coronavirus Crisis Centre announced on Friday the resumption of flights between Moscow and the Egyptian resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh on 9 August, the Russian News agency TASS reported.

Russia will operate five weekly flights to each of the Red Sea resorts. Further increases in the number of flights will be preceded by "a visit of a Russian delegation to Egypt to assess the epidemiological situation," the centre added.

According to TASS, Russia had earlier sent an inter-departmental delegation to Egypt to assess epidemiological situation, preventive measures in tourist areas, and work in labs and medical facilities.

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin rescinded a 2015 decree banning Russian charter flights to Red Sea resorts in Egypt.

The decision ended a near six-year suspension of flights following a deadly Russian plane crash over Sinai in October 2015.

In April, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Russian counterpart agreed on the resumption of flights between Russia and Egypt’s Red Sea airports, including Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada.

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