It is reported that two commercial flights for the export of Russian citizens from Cape Town and Johannesburg were organized by the Ethiopian airline. A total of 100 people have returned from South Africa.
Recall that it was in this part of the country that the newest omicron strain COVID-19 was first discovered. According to scientists, today it is the most contagious. To date, a number of European countries have announced that they have recorded the first cases of the disease of citizens with a fresh mutation of the coronavirus.
Note that Russian travelers are stuck in South Africa directly due to the discovery of a new COVID-19 strain in the country. As a result, the Russian consulate organized their flight to their homeland, but it was not without a “fly in the ointment” – the cost of a return ticket was more than 100 thousand rubles.