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Austria will lift the ban on passenger flights from Russia 1 August

Austria's government from August 1 to lift the ban on passenger flights from Russia and a number of countries, but impose restrictions on the entry, said the Vienna international airport.

Arriving to Austria from countries with an unfavorable situation around COVID-19 August 1, must show a negative test for coronavirus and go on a 10-day quarantine. In addition to Russia, to adverse regions according to the Austrian authorities are Egypt, Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile and Ecuador. Also in this list India, Indonesia, Iran, Kosovo, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Northern Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and the Chinese province Hubei.

Analysts reported increased interest in the "Golden passports" Russians

Introduced because of the pandemic coronavirus restrictions on international communication have raised the demand for second citizenship and residency abroad among Russians. These documents have become an alternative exit visas, according to Forbes.

"We see an unprecedented boom of interest of Russians to the programs, allowing to obtain a residence permit abroad," — said the Director of the Department of foreign real estate and private equity Knight Frank Marina Shalaeva.

Firefighters brought under control a fire in Central Portugal

Firefighters managed to control the fire raging in Central Portugal, said the Agency Lusa, citing the National office of emergencies and civil protection of Portugal.

Saturday firefighters are battling a fire in the area of the municipality Oleiros in the Central part of the country, which has spread to neighboring areas. Some local residents were evacuated. On the site there are more than 850 firefighters and 270 vehicles and 14 helicopters and airplanes. Saturday accident fire truck and one fireman was killed and seven were injured.

Named European countries with the most affordable gasoline

Luxembourg topped the ranking of European countries on the availability of gas for the population, Russia has one of the lowest fuel prices — on the 20th position in last place — Ukraine, according to a study by RIA Novosti.

The rankings used data from the statistics of European countries on the price of gasoline 95 octane as of the beginning of July 2020 (for Ukraine and Norway — by the end of may 2020). The price changes calculated in local currency countries. To evaluate the accessibility of motor fuel in various countries, experts, based on official statistics, to calculate the amount of gasoline that can be purchased on their monthly salary from the countries of Europe.

In Portugal, the number of cases of coronavirus has exceeded 50 thousand

The number of diagnosed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus in Portugal exceeded 50 thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the country.

For the last day in the country was recorded 209 cases of infection and one death. According to the latest data, in total in Portugal, the coronavirus has infected 50 164 people, the number of victims reached 1 717. Since the beginning of the epidemic was cured 35 157 patients.

Created kill the coronavirus mask

. A group of scientists from the Institute of molecular medicine in Lisbon have created a protective mask that is able to neutralize falling on her particles of coronavirus, said the publication La Razon.

It is noted that a similar effect is achieved through multiple waterproof layers, and a special innovative fabric with a special coating.

EU leaders are continuing discussions at the summit on the crisis Fund

The EU leaders continue to consult in the narrow formats in the framework of the summit on the crisis Fund and long-term EU budget, the plenary session with the participation of leaders of all 27 countries of the Union is delayed and will start no earlier than 17 GMT, wrote on Twitter Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.

According to his information, Michelle continues to meet with the leadership of individual countries of the Union, now there is a meeting with the participation of Chancellor of Germany, President of France, Prime Ministers of Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

Estonia has updated the list of countries from which travelers should be quarantined

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia has updated quarantine requirements for visitors from ten European countries, said on Friday the press service of the foreign Ministry.

"The requirement of a two-week quarantine Monday, July 20, is introduced to arriving to Estonia tourists from Sweden, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Monaco, Spain, San Marino and Andorra", - stated in the message.

In Portugal the number of people infected with coronavirus has exceeded 48 thousand

The number of diagnosed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus in Portugal exceeded 48 thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the country.

For the last day in the country was recorded 312 cases and three fatalities. According to the latest data, in total in Portugal, the coronavirus has infected 48 077 people, the number of victims has reached 1 682. Since the beginning of the epidemic was cured 35 150 patients.

Austria has extended a ban on passenger flights from a number of countries

The Austrian authorities have extended from 15 to 31 July, the ban on scheduled passenger air service with a number of countries, including Russia, because of the situation with coronavirus, stated in the decree of the Ministry of social Affairs, health and consumer protection of Austria.

Austria has suspended flights to Russia from March 17.

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