Civil Aviation Authority okays flights under new hygiene rules

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Poland's Civil Aviation Authority (ULC), has said flights can resume with the observance of rules for the safety of passengers and airport staff, UCL President Piotr Samson announced on Friday.

Samson added that all efforts had been made for the new rules not to present difficulties to passengers.

In connection with the planned resumption of domestic flights from June 1, journalists were invited to Warsaw's Chopin Airport on Friday for a display of how the whole "passenger journey" would look under the new travel rules.

"On Monday, we will all be able to experience (...) the first flights in Poland (..) after the break," Deputy Infrastructure Minister Marcin Horala said. "As with other phases of the unfreezing of the economy, it must be done in a safe way with the observance of all rules that guarantee that we won't have any problems and that all those who will be flying will be able to have a sense of safety."

The minister stated that Poles were keen to fly and that tickets had already been sold. He added that the new safety rules had been created in line with guidelines from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) as well as Poland's Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS).