"I have repeatedly said that first you need to evaluate how safe, from the point of view of non-proliferation of COVID-19, domestic flights are opened," Rieta Novosti quotes RIA Novosti.

He emphasized that "it is premature to name any dates for the resumption of international air traffic in general or with individual countries."

He also noted that “there is no question of any resumption of air communication with Turkey from July 15”.

Earlier it was reported that Turkey proposed that Russia restore air communication from July 15, a response from Moscow is expected.

Yury Barzykin, vice president of the Russian Union of Travel Industry, commented in a conversation with Nation News on a plan for a phased resumption of international flights to Russia.