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Russia lifts the COVID-19 ban on flights to Brazil, Argentina and other countries from December 1

A woman in a protective mask walks in the departure zone of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, on December 30, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW, Nov. 16 (Reuters) – Russia will lift its COVID-19 ban on flights to countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, Mongolia, Costa Rica and Argentina from Dec. 1, the government’s coronavirus task force said on Tuesday.

The government stopped normal commercial flights abroad when the pandemic hit last year, but has since gradually eased restrictions. The flight bans were a major blow to Russian airlines.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov and Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans

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