TEHRAN (Press TV) - Russia’s main airline company Aeroflot is resuming flights between Moscow and Tehran while considering special restrictions for passengers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Aeroflot will carry out flights on Sundays and Wednesdays on the route between Tehran’s Imam Khomeini and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airports beginning on November 18.
The passengers seeking to board the flight should submit a written approval notice from the Russian embassy in Tehran. The rule would not apply to Iranians with diplomatic or service passports or Russian passport holders or those with Russian residency permits.
Aeroflot reduced the number of flights on the Moscow-Tehran route from five to two and then to one per week in March when Iran reported a first wave of coronavirus infections.
The flights were later cancelled after demand for tourist trips from Iran to Russia fell sharply because of the pandemic.
Russian transportation ministry official said that only Aeroflot and Iran’s Mahan Airlines are currently servicing flights between the two countries, mainly because of restrictions meant to curb the spread of the disease.
Mahan currently flies between Tehran and Moscow on Thursdays, it said.