Russia extends ban on UK flights until Feb. 17 over coronavirus variant

Reuters , Monday 1 Feb 2021

Russia, which has already reported a case of the more infectious coronavirus variant detected in the UK.

British Airways planes
British Airways planes (Photo: Reuters)

Russia has extended a ban on flights to and from Britain until Feb. 17 due to the new coronavirus variant detected in the UK, Russia's coronavirus taskforce said on Monday.

Russia, which has already reported a case of the more infectious coronavirus variant, has had the flight ban in place since Dec. 22.

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