MOSCOW, November 6. Rosaviatsia has received instructions from the Ministry concerning the cessation of operations in Egypt until further notice. This was reported by a source familiar with the situation.
“Rosaviatsia has received the order from the Ministry of transport of the termination of the flight to Egypt until further notice. To “special instructions” refers to the moment when will be eliminated observations on aviation security at the airports of Egypt, to bring them into line with international requirements,” he said.
On Friday the Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt. As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until the end of the investigation “Kogalymavia”, until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security. Putin also instructed to provide assistance to Russian citizens in return from Egypt.
Egypt is the most popular foreign destination for Russian tourists. According to Rostourism, in the first nine months of 2015, the country was visited by more than 2 million Russians.
Currently in Egypt, according to various estimates, is from 45 to 70 thousand Russian citizens.