Russia mulls taking back its nationals from Goa

Russia mulls taking back its nationals from Goa

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Moscow, Apr 8: Russia plans to take its citizens out of New York, Male, Tokyo, Goa and other cities on April 8-13, the Russian Transport Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Earlier, the ministry said the working group had formed a preliminary schedule of flights to take Russians out of other countries for the coming days.

"Two Aeroflot flights from New York and Male to Moscow are scheduled on April 8. Aeroflot may deliver Russians from Denpasar to Moscow on April 9. Aeroflot flights from Thailand to Moscow and St. Petersburg are also planned on April 10. The airline may deliver Russians from Larnaca to these same cities," it said. Like Indians stranded abroad, foreign tourists in India are also facing hard time amid the international flight ban.

A total of 25,800 Russians have registered to return to their homeland amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Russia's Transport Ministry said.

"Only Russians who left Russia after January 1 can apply for these flights. All of them must be registered on the gosuslugi [state services] portal. The number of citizens of this category currently registered in the lists of the Russian Communications Ministry is about 25,800 people," the ministry said. (UNI)