Russia on Aug. 1 will resume flights to Turkey, officials announced Friday.

After flights were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, service will resume from three Russian cities – the capital Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Rostov-on-Don – Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told a news conference in Moscow.

Flights to Turkey will start with the capital Ankara and the metropolis of Istanbul from Aug. 1, and then add the coastal resort destinations of Antalya, Bodrum, and Dalaman on Aug. 10.

Flight service to the UK and the East African nation of Tanzania is also restarting.

Passengers coming to Russia must have a medical certificate issued no later than three days before the date of arrival confirming they are negative for COVID-19, she added.

Russia suspended all international air traffic on March 27 aiming to stem the spread of the virus, but normalization efforts amid improving numbers led to the resumption of service to some countries.

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