Russia Continues Lockdown. Restrictions Affect Some Airports

Russian Government announced further COVID-19 restrictions, new NOTAMs have been published that read: (A2953/20 NOTAMR A2077/20 Q)UUWV/QOAXX/IV/BO/A/000/999/5535N03716E999 A)UUUU B)2004270730 C)2005312359 EST E)WE HEREBY INFORM THAT ALL PERMISSIONS PREVIOUSLY (ISSUED) BY FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY FOR NON-SCHEDULED FLT WITH THE PURPOSE OF TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS TO LOCATIONS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WITH ARRIVAL TO THE AFOREMENTIONED LOCATIONS AFTER 0000 LT 31.03.2020 ARE REVOKED (WITH EXCEPTION OF FLT THAT HAVE DEPARTED FROM A LOCATION IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION TO A POINT OF DESTINATION OF ATS RTE BEFORE 1500 30.03.2020 MOSCOW TIME). PERMISSIONS FOR CONDUCTING NON-SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHTS TO THE TERRITORY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WILL FURTHER BE ISSUED BY FEDERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGENCY IN COORDINATION WITH RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY AND FEDERAL SERVICE FOR SURVEILLANCE ON CONSUMER RIGHTS PROTECTION AND HUMAN WELLBEING IN COMPLIANCE WITH FLW STIPULATIONS: 1. PASSENGERS ARE ONLY TO ARRIVE TO THE CITY OF MOSCOW TO SHEREMETYEVO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHERE TOTAL NUMBER OF PASSENGERS IS NO MORE THAN 500 PER 24H, 2. ARRIVAL OF PASSENGERS TO AIRPORTS LOCATED IN OTHER SUBJECTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IS NO MORE THAN 200 PERSONS PER 24 HR.)


This text fully copies previously issued NOTAM, banning any passenger flights except with Russian citizens onboard, only extending its validity until 01JUN.

(A3029/20A03 NOTAMR A2952/20 Q)UUWV/QOAXX/IV/BO/A/000/999/5535N03716E999 A)UUUU B)2004281500 C)2005312100 EST E)IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORDERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION NR 635-R DATED 16 MAR 2020, NR 685-R DATED 20 MAR 2020, NR 730-R DATED 25 MAR 2020 THE FEDERAL AGENCY FOR AIR TRANSPORT INFORMS USERS OF THE AIRSPACE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION THAT TEMPORARY RESTRICTION ON ENTRY OF FOREIGN CITIZENS AND STATELESS PERSONS INTO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IS EFFECTIVE TILL 0000 01 JUNE 2020 (LOCAL TIME). THIS RESTRICTION IS NOT APPLICABLE TO: CITIZENS OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES, THE REPUBLIC OF ABKHAZIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH OSSETIA ARRIVING IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION THROUGH THE POINTS OF CROSSING THE STATE BORDER ASSOCIATED WITH CIVIL AVIATION AIRPORT FACILITIES, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINTS OF ENTRY, AND OTHER CROSSING POINTS ON THE STATE BORDER, AND DEPARTING FOR THEIR COUNTRIES BY OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORT, AS WELL AS ACCREDITED OR APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND CONSULAR POSTS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIONS, OTHER FOREIGN OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIONS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, OFFICIALS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE UNION STATE AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, CROSS-BORDER CARGO DRIVERS, FLIGHT CREWS, SEA OR RIVER CRAFT CREWS, INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION STAFF, PERSONNEL SPECIFIED IN THE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN THE SPHERE OF THE RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION, INTERGOVERNMENTAL COURIER COMMUNICATION STAFF, OFFICIAL DELEGATIONS ENTERING THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WITH PRESENTING VALID AND ACCESSIBLE IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION DOCUMENTS OF IDENTIFICATION, WITH VISAS OR WITHOUT THEM IF APPLICABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, PERSONS POSSESSING DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE VISAS OR ORDINARY PRIVATE VISAS ISSUED DUE TO A CLOSE RELATIVE DEATH, OTHER ORDINARY PRIVATE VISAS ISSUED BY THE RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ON VISA-FREE ENTRY INTO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION OF DIPLOMATIC COURIERS OR FOR REASON OF A CLOSE RELATIVE DEATH WITH PRESENTING VALID AND ACCESSIBLE IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION DOCUMENTS OF IDENTIFICATION, COPY OF DEATH CERTIFICATE, CERTIFICATE OF RELATION DEGREE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS (SPOUSES, PARENTS, CHILDREN, ADOPTIVE PARENTS, ADOPTEES) GUARDIANS AND CUSTODIANS OVER THE RUSSIAN CITIZENS ON ENTRY INTO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WITH PRESENTING VALID AND ACCESSIBLE IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION DOCUMENTS OF IDENTIFICATION, WITH VISAS OR WITHOUT THEM IF APPLICABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, COPY OF CERTIFICATE OF RELATION DEGREE OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND TRANSIT TRAVELLERS CROSSING THE POINTS OF ENTRY WITHOUT LEAVING BOUNDARIES OF THE LAST.)


This text fully copies previously issued NOTAM, banning any passenger flights except those mentioned passenger categories but allowing entrance for flight crews, only extending its validity until 01JUN.

Apparently there is an international flights ban, except for cargo, ferry and transit/tech stop flights. General aviation flights are allowed to overfly, cargo, ferry and transit.

Airports remain open, but some airports have been closed by local authorities. These are:


UHMD Provideniya (until 01JUN)

UHMA Anadyr (until 01JUN)

URWW Volgograd (until 01JUN)

UWSG Saratov (until 01JUN)


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