Russia to resume flights to Maldives

Russia, on Thursday, announced its decision to resume flights to Maldives

Sep 04, 2020
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Russia, on Thursday, announced its decision to resume flights to Maldives.

According to Russian media outlets, Russia's Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, signed a directive approving two weekly flights to Velana International Airport (VIA), as well as regular transfers to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

Following the Maldivian government's decision to reopen borders open to international passengers on July 15, Russia consistently ranked on the top ten list of countries which accounted for the highest number of tourist arrivals.

As per Maldives Immigration, 423 Russian tourists arrived in the country during August, representing the fifth highest number. In July, Russia ranked eighth with 58 Russian holidaymakers travelling to Maldives.

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