Russia lifts travel ban on Turkey
July 2 (TravelAndy): Russia has lifted a
ban on its citizens from travelling to Turkey following an apology by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for shooting down a Russian warplane last November.
After the apology was made official, Russia lifted restrictions imposed on charter flights between the two countries and also eased travel advisories for Russian tourists travelling to Turkey.
However, considering the terror attacks in Istanbul, the government of Russia has asked the Turkey government to ensure safety of their citizens visiting Turkey during the upcoming holiday season.
The ban on travel and chartered planes between the two countries were imposed by Russia two years ago, following the shooting down of a fighter plane, which had killed a Russian pilot.