RZD has been resuming passenger rail links with Kyrgyzstan since June. This was announced on Wednesday, May 25, by the press service of the company.
“We are resuming passenger railway communication with Kyrgyzstan. In June, <...> international trains and direct carriages of the formation of the State Enterprise NK Kyrgyz Temir Zholu (Kyrgyz Railway. – Ed.) will return to the schedule, ”the Russian Railways Telegram channel says.
So, from June 8, train No. 17/18 Bishkek – Samara will run twice a week from Bishkek and Samara, from June 9, train No. 385/386 Bishkek – Novosibirsk will depart from Bishkek and Novosibirsk once every eight days, from 6 June, a direct group of cars Bishkek – Kazan will depart once a week from Bishkek and from Kazan.
It is noted that ticket sales will be opened in the near future.
In addition, Russian Railways recalled that all previously existing sanitary restrictions for citizens of the Russian Federation and Kyrgyzstan when entering the countries have been lifted, and a PCR test is not required.
In March 2020, Russia canceled regular rail links with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan due to the coronavirus.
On March 21, Russian Railways announced the gradual lifting of a number of restrictions for passengers on long-distance trains and at stations due to the stabilization of the coronavirus Pandemic situation. In addition, the obligatory requirement to measure the body temperature of passengers while traveling by train has been abolished.