Belarus, Russia look forward to full resumption of passenger transport service

Thanks to the coronavirus response measures adopted by Belarus and Russia, we can expect full resumption of passenger transport communication between the two countries, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko told journalists after the talks with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin in Moscow on 26 January, BelTA has learned.

The parties discussed plans to increase the number of flights between Belarus and Russia. “As the situation with COVID-19 has stabilized thanks to the response measures, including vaccination, we are approaching the point when we can fully resume passenger transport service,” Roman Golovchenko said.

The final decision has not been made yet, he stressed. According to Roman Golovchenko, shutting down the Belarusian-Russian border was not politically motivated. “This matter is directly linked with the coronavirus. We expect the border to reopen soon. This is why we discussed the resumption of transport service. These matters are interconnected,” Roman Golovchenko stressed.