Pilots asked Mishustin to allow foreign vaccines against COVID-19 to enter Russia

The Sheremetyevo Flight Crew Union (SPLS) has sent a letter to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a request to speed up the introduction of foreign vaccines against coronavirus on the Russian market. The union said that due to the non-recognition of Russian vaccines in a number of countries, the crew must “continuously pass PCR tests for international flights.”

The document was sent to the government on July 8. It was signed by the head of the SPLS Igor Delduzhov. The content of the letter is given by Vedomosti. The union has confirmed the authenticity of the document. The government apparatus said that the letter had not yet been received.

“We ask you to authorize and speed up the process of introducing foreign vaccines against covid into the Russian market,” the letter says. The trade union draws attention to the fact that Russian vaccines are not approved by specialized international organizations. The authors of the letter also noted that vaccination of the entire population will contribute to the opening of air links with new countries and “the exit of the aviation industry from the crisis.”

Rosaviation this week obliged carriers to test crew members for coronavirus every three days. Due to the check-in tests of passengers at Moscow airports, check-in lines were formed at the weekend.

More information about the queues – in the material of “Kommersant” “Coronavirus queued up at the check-in counters.”

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