November 28, 2022

Cracking Down on Air Travel


Cracking Down on Air Travel

As of November 10, travelers through St. Petersburg's and Moscow's main passenger airports face the highest levels of antiterrorism security ever presented in Russia.

Moscow's Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo airports, as well as St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport, recently announced that Russia's aviation authority, Rosaviatsiya, has increased their antiterrorism efforts to level 3: the highest possible level. Typically, Russian airports operate at levels 1 and 2, but apparent threats to these airports, which serve legions of travelers both within Russia and abroad, have encouraged Rosaviatsiya

The move comes as travel in Russia sees a surprising uptick, despite international sanctions and industry trends that might otherwise discourage tourism.

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