Resumption of flights between Tajik and Uzbek capitals postponed again

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Most likely, the regular air traffic between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will resume closer to spring,” a source in the Tajik government told Asia-Plus in an interview.


According to him, a complex epidemiological situation due to COVID-19 in both countries has reportedly had not allowed the authorities of the two countries to make a quick and final decision on the matter.


Recall, the Civil Aviation Agency of Tajikistan in mid-October received the go-ahead to resume flights to Tashkent. A source within the Civil Aviation Agency confirmed at the time that they had got permission from the Standing Committee on COVID-19 Response to resume regular flights to Uzbekistan. According to him, their Uzbek colleagues also got permission.


The regular air traffic between Dushanbe and Tashkent was supposed to reopen on November 1, 2019 but it was postponed until January 1, 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis.


Air traffic between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan has been suspended since March 16, 2020.


Tajik authorities have suspended all international flights. Tajikistan closed all its airports at midnight on March 19-20 due to the coronavirus concerns. Only charters flights to repatriate Tajik nationals stranded in foreign countries due to the coronavirus crisis have been operated so far.



Source: Asia Plus