Aeroflot to start twice-weekly Moscow-Tehran flights

Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot is expected to resume flights to Tehran on November 18, Mehr News Agency reported.

The Russian airline plans to operate two weekly flights on Sundays and Wednesdays between Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) as part of a gradual reconnection.

Only passengers with a passport or residence in Russia can travel on certain flights. Passengers also need to carry a health certificate with a negative coronavirus PCR test result, issued 72 hours before the flights.

Over the past several months, several countries, including Iran, imposed travel restrictions to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

In this line, incoming and outgoing flights have been suspended, and road travels restricted to a great extent.

Imam Khomeini Airport install disinfection machines

Cleaning and disinfection procedures for both passengers and transit areas are underway at the Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, the CEO of the airport said, Tasnim reported.

The number of arrivals and departures from the airport is significantly down in recent weeks due to the spread of the virus, however, flag carrier IranAir and others continue flights to Europe, the Persian Gulf and elsewhere.

“Since the spread of the COVID-19 in our country, we have disinfected passengers and transit areas every day,” Mohammad Karbalaee said, according to ikac.ir on Tuesday.

He added, “We have bought three disinfecting machines for passengers, baggage, and cargo in cooperation with Iranian knowledge-based companies (HHS), as part of measures to contain the spread of the viral disease at the airport.”

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