Iran’s official IRNA news agency said in a Thursday report that Aeroflot will carry out flights on Sundays and Wednesdays on the route between Tehran’s Imam Khomeini and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airports beginning on November 18.
The report said passengers seeking to board the flight should submit a written approval notice from the Russian embassy in Tehran. The rule would not apply to Iranians with diplomatic or service passports or Russian passport holders or those with Russian residency permits.
Aeroflot reduced the number of flights on the Moscow-Tehran route from five to two and then to one per week in March when Iran reported a first wave of coronavirus infections.
The flights were later cancelled after demand for tourist trips from Iran to Russia fell sharply because of the pandemic.