Russia is gradually lifting coronavirus restrictions on air travel, including to Greece and Cyprus.
The decision of the operational headquarters, which discussed the opening of a full-fledged air service, taking into account the epidemiological situation, was published on the government website of the Russian Federation. According to the document, from February 21, restrictions on flights to Germany, Hungary, and Sri Lanka are lifted. From March 1, it will become easier and more comfortable for Russians to go on vacation to Greece and Cyprus.
If until March, Russian citizens could fly to Cyprus only by regular flights, then starting from the first day of spring, they will be able to use charter flights. From March 1, Russians will also be able to fly to Greece on vacation, choosing the most convenient flight.
The number of regular flights is increasing significantly. From February 21, instead of four flights a week, seven flights will be operated on the St. Petersburg-Budapest route. The number of flights from Moscow to Budapest will increase from 7 to 14.
The number of flights to Greece is also increasing. It will be much easier to go from Moscow to the island of Corfu – instead of four weekly flights, there will be seven. Comfortable liners will fly to Mykonos 4 times a week.
2 flights each week will be operated on the routes St. Petersburg-Athens and from the northern capital to Thessaloniki, as well as from Yekaterinburg and Zhukovsky to Heraklion. Previously GreekReporter reported on the restoration of charter flights between Cyprus and Russia.
Greece is preparing to open tourist season already in March, Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias said: “Already from the first days of 2022, the number of bookings has increased dramatically for the hotel business, as well as for all professions related to tourism. The demand of airlines for slots, places at Greek airports is increasing. The big goal is to extend the tourist season.”