Russian specialists will start conducting inspections of Egypt's airports in the cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh on the 11th of January in order to assess whether the transport facilities provide security necessary for the resumption of flights.

On the 9th of January, the Russian Transport Ministry announced the forthcoming start of inspections at Egypt's international airports. In December, Russia's experts had already carried out security checks at the second terminal of the airport of Cairo.

Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt after an Airbus A321 plane flying to St. Petersburg crashed on the Sinai Peninsula soon after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh on October 31, 2015, killing all 224 people aboard.