Poland bans flights to 10 countries

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Poland will ban passenger flights to 10 countries at it further tightens coronavirus restrictions, a government regulation published on Tuesday said.

The ban will last till November 24.

The restrictions apply to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Jordan, Argentina, Armenia, Costa Rica, Lebanon, Macedonia and the USA, with the exception of airports in two states: Illinois and New York.

The previous ban covering 34 countries ends at midnight on November 10.

The rationale to the regulation said that the exclusion from the list of EU, the European Economic Area, and the passport-free Schengen Zone countries "aims to implement the principle of the free movement of persons within these areas."

The ban does not apply to Polish government or government-approved planes or to Polish and allied military aircraft.