Repatriation Flight Carrying Russians Home Leaves New York For Moscow
According to data on the Russian Embassy's Facebook page, the flight, which departed from the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday evening, is the 12th repatriation flight from the US to Russia.
All passengers will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Russia.
On March 27, Russia suspended air travel amid the spread of the coronavirus infection, but has been organizing repatriation flights for its citizens. More than 3,000 Russians have been able to return home from the US thanks to the special repatriation flights organized amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The United States remains the country with the largest number of coronavirus cases (over 2.8 million) and the highest COVID-19 death toll (over 129,800), according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.