February 25, 2021

Russia resumes visa and air travel for all Indian citizens

International Flight News: Russia announced on Saturday that it would resume issuing visas to all types of Indians and residency holders who plan to visit the country by air. As a result, international flights between New Delhi and Moscow will resume. Read also – International Airlines: India plans to sign Air Bubble Agreement with many more countries

“In this regard, the issuance of all types of visas (including student visas) to enter Russia through air checkpoints will be resumed for Indian citizens and persons with residence permits,” the Russian embassy in New Delhi said in a statement. Also Read – International Flights: Regular flights are likely to resume from this month

Flights between New Delhi and Moscow are expected to operate twice a week. Passengers are advised to come with a proper medical document confirming the negative results of the RT-PCR test for corona virus. Also Read – International Flights: India extends regular passenger flights suspension till February 28

According to the report, the move is in line with the decision taken by the Russian Kovit-19 Emergency Response Center on January 16.

Earlier on January 25, the Russian government issued an order to “restore international air traffic on a reciprocal basis with several foreign countries, including India.”

Currently, e-visas are not available to any citizen as it is prohibited to issue e-visas “until an appropriate order from the Russian government arrives”.

However, the Government of India has extended the ban on international commercial flights until February 28 in view of the COVID-19 epidemic.