25 Feb 2020 17:59

Russia not planning to restrict flights to Italy - source

MOSCOW. Feb 25 (Interfax) - Airlines are operating flights between Russia and Italy as usual, without any restrictions, despite the outbreak of coronavirus, an informed source told Interfax.

"No restrictions have been introduced or are planned in regard to air traffic between Russia and Italy. All flights, both charter and scheduled, are operating as scheduled," the source said.

No additional security measures concerning flights to or from Italy have been introduced at Moscow airports.

"Sanitary inspection services have received no orders to conduct any additional inspection of flights arriving from Italy. The mass measurement of body temperature of passengers from these flights is not being carried out, either," the source said.

Meanwhile, tighter security measures have been introduced on the streets and at rail terminals and airports in several Italian cities, an Interfax correspondent reported.