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Russia to ground international flights on March 27 due to coronavirus

Reuters logo Reuters 26/3/2020
a group of people standing around a plane: Medical officials take the body temperature of passengers at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport © Reuters/SERGEY PIVOVAROV Medical officials take the body temperature of passengers at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government has ordered the civil aviation authority to suspend all regular and charter flights to and from Russia from March 27, the government said on its website.

Russian airlines will still be allowed to fly to other countries to bring Russian citizens back or if they are authorized by special government decisions.

(Reporting by Dasha Korsunskaya; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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