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Ukrainian airports since June 15 allowed to accept international flights

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at an extraordinary meeting on Friday allowed from 15 June the number of Ukrainian regional airports accept international flights and approved the new criteria of the checkpoints. From 15 June the Ukrainian authorities plan to resume international flights.

"To resume from June 15, 2020, the activities of border checkpoints and control points to service the flights of international air traffic and allow crossing the state border by foreign nationals draft act proposes to open the checkpoints to air travel", - said the first Deputy head of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine Dmitry Abramovich during a meeting of the Cabinet. It has been broadcast on the Youtube channel of the Ministry.

He said that would allow the operation of the airports in Uzhgorod, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Izmail, Mariupol, Krivoy Rog, Amounts Exactly, Lake district, Cherkasy, Poltava and Sokolniki. The Cabinet also approved the new criteria, developed by the Ministry of health, under which foreigners will have to cross the border of Ukraine.

Later, the Minister of infrastructures Vladislav Crickley said that the Cabinet decided to allow entry to Ukraine to foreigners who are not citizens of countries with a tense situation in the coronavirus. "Today, the government in its decision to open the checkpoints at the airports of Ukraine and allowed entry to foreigners who are not citizens of countries with a high prevalence COVID-19 and were not in the territory of such States in the past 14 days. These changes will allow to resume work at the enterprises of air transport and to establish international air service", - the Minister wrote in a Telegram.

The government of Ukraine from March 12 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 introduced a nationwide quarantine for a month, later it was prolonged several times. On may 11, the Cabinet decided to mitigate a number of restrictive measures in connection with a controlled epidemiological situation. On the first of the five stages of relaxation of constraints, the Ukrainian authorities have allowed the work of hairdressers and beauty salons, has opened a summer Playground cafes and restaurants, the ban was lifted on walks in the parks, resumed work the food stores. The second phase started on 22 may, the country resumed work of public transport, hotels and kindergartens.

Since June 1, Ukraine has begun the third stage of the weakening of the quarantine allowed the work pools and gyms, and resumed the movement of railway transport and intercity transport vehicles. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at a meeting on Wednesday adopted a decision on the next easing of the quarantine, including from June 5 to resume domestic flights, earn a full seat food and beverage service in most regions.

Earlier, the Ministry of health of Ukraine reported that the number of identified cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the country is 29 753, and died 870 people, 13 567 recovered.

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