Sat, 31 Oct 2020

NUR-SULTAN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Kazakhstan's largest air company Air Astana will resume flights from Nur-Sultan to Moscow from Sept. 26 with further departures operated every Wednesday, the aircraft carrier said Tuesday.

The first flight will be carried by a Boeing 767 plane. Only Russian and Kazakh citizens, as well as permanent residents of Kazakhstan, will be allowed to board the flights, according to the company.

The airline noted that passengers must take a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for the coronavirus within 72 hours before departure from Kazakhstan and fill out a questionnaire. Transit through Moscow to third countries is temporarily prohibited.

The Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development added the first flight of Russian airline Aeroflot from Moscow to Nur-Sultan is scheduled for Sept. 27.

Kazakhstan has begun to steadily resume international flights since August and now operates flights to Turkey, South Korea, the Netherlands, Belarus, Germany, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates.

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