Beginning 15 August flights beginning Moscow to Geneva for passengers with residence permits in Switzerland will resume, the TASS news agency announced on Saturday, citing the Swiss embassy in Moscow. According to the news agency, passengers from Russia will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival.
A Russian government coronavirus response center said earlier on Saturday that flights between Moscow and Geneva will initially be weekly, without a restriction disclaimer. Russia, which conducted repatriation flights during the coronavirus lockout, resumed several international scheduled flights to Britain, Turkey and Tanzania on Saturday.
International flights were grounded on March 30 following the announcement of the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has so far infected more than 845,000 people in Russia with more than 14,000 deaths. In June, Russia declared a partial reopening of its borders that would encourage citizens to travel abroad for work, research, medical treatment or the care of relatives.