Kazakhstan will start resuming passenger flights to and from a number of countries on August 17, the Kazakh Industry and Infrastructural Development Ministry said on Wednesday. “Starting on August 17, 2020, there will be phased resumption of international flights to the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation,” the ministry said.
The decision was made on August 11 by the interagency commission for coronavirus response with due account of the epidemiological situation reflected by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s chart.
The ministry noted that Kazakhstan’s agreement with the aviation authorities of the aforesaid countries was “preliminary.”
“The aforesaid countries support the resumption of flights to and from Kazakhstan in compliance with sanitary and epidemiological requirements (thermometry, social distancing, masks, and PCR testing),” the ministry said.
‘Please note that flights to Russia will require permission from the Russian side,” it said.
The number of flights will be established on the basis of current intergovernmental agreements on air travel depending on the commercial load of aircraft on each of the routes.