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New Covid strain: Russia extends ban on UK flights until Feb 1

Moscow - The country has had the flight ban in place since Dec. 22.



By Reuters

Published: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 11:46 AM

Last updated: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 11:54 AM

Russia has extended a ban on flights to and from Britain until the end of February 1 due to the new coronavirus variant detected in the UK, Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said on Tuesday.

Russia, which has already reported a case of the more infectious coronavirus variant, has had the flight ban in place since Dec. 22.


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