Indonesia and Russia mulling Moscow-Bali direct flights relaunch: Putin

The resumption of the Bali-Moscow direct flight route is at the moment below the consideration of each the governments of Indonesia and Russia, as confirmed by President Vladimir Putin following a bilateral assembly with President Joko Widodo.

In a public assertion launched on his official web site earlier as we speak, Putin stated the deliberate direct flight was among the many highlights of discussions between him and Jokowi throughout the latter’s go to to Moscow on June 30.

“The chance to renew direct flights from Moscow to the resort island of Bali is into consideration,” he stated. 

Jokowi visited Putin earlier this week in what was talked about to be a peace-building mission following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As well as, the 2 leaders additionally spoke about different areas of cooperation, corresponding to humanitarian, cultural, tourism, and academic exchanges.

President Putin famous that the easing of COVID-19 restrictions for vacationers in addition to the present visa-free regime, with Russian nationals included in Indonesia’s visa on arrival (VOA) eligibility listing per Could this yr, would ease the tourism cooperation between Russia and Indonesia. 

Russian nationals have constantly ranked among the many prime vacationers by nationality on the Island of Gods. 

As beforehand reported by Coconuts Bali, many Russians in Bali skilled monetary difficulties after American monetary establishments corresponding to MasterCard and Visa sanctioned Russia-issued playing cards following the Ukraine invasion.

Some Russians resorted to cryptocurrencies to outlive, whereas others managed to pay money for Indonesian financial institution playing cards by getting locals to sponsor their accounts.

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