Turkmenistan extends suspension of flights

Transport Materials 26 February 2021 14:29 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan extends suspension of flights

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 26

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Turkmen Airlines has extended the suspension of flights until March 31, 2021, due to measures to prevent the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from entering the country, Trend reports, citing Turkmenportal information portal.

The following flights were canceled:

Ashgabat – Moscow-Ashgabat
Ashgabat-Saint Petersburg-Ashgabat
Ashgabat – Kazan – Ashgabat
Ashgabat- Almaty -Ashgabat
Ashgabat-Frankfurt am Main-Ashgabat
Ashgabat- Amritsar -Ashgabat
Ashgabat-Dubai – Ashgabat
Ashgabat-Abu Dhabi– Ashgabat
Ashgabat - Beijing- Ashgabat

Tickets are valid until December 31, 2021.

Previously, the Turkmen Airlines extended the suspension of flights until February 28, 2021.

Also, Turkmenistan introduced the mandatory presentation of a COVID-19 absence certificate when registering for a flight. The certificate must be provided by both citizens of Turkmenistan as well as foreign citizens and stateless persons.

Previously, Turkmenistan received a shipment of medicines from the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO/Europe) to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the country.

WHO/Europe experts worked in Turkmenistan at the request of the government, to support Turkmenistan in the aspects of preparedness and response to COVID-19. During the visit, the sides held a meeting where Turkmenistan presented its program to fight infectious diseases. Furthermore, the Turkmen side noted that the country follows the WHO recommendations and is currently implementing a program to ensure preparedness for countering and responding to infectious diseases.

In addition, Turkmenistan is working with UN agencies to develop a third national plan that covers the humanitarian component of the country's measures to combat COVID-19.
To date, Turkmenistan has reported no coronavirus cases.

The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.

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