Due to the worsening epidemiological situation, the emergency
response centre to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus has resolved to
temporarily suspend air travel to and from the UK. The week-long restrictions will
take effect at midnight on 22 December 2020.
The emergency response centre is looking closely at
the information about the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus and will
take the next decisions as soon as it finishes this work.
Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Service for the Oversight
of Consumer Protection and Welfare) continues to track genetic changes in the novel
coronavirus across Russia
and globally that can affect the ability to identify the pathogen and to treat
and prevent COVID-19. More measures will be taken if necessary.