Ukraine To Reopen its Borders Three Months After Lockdown

A flight attendant in a protective gear explains journalists the new routine in a plane at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, on June 13, 2020. The airport prepares to resume international and domestic flights starting from June 15 as Ukraine eases restrictions aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Photo by Volodymyr Petrov

The gates are opening. On June 15, Ukraine is starting to welcome foreigners back to the country and letting Ukrainians travel abroad. Three months after imposing travel restrictions to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is reopening Boryspil International Airport.

The global pandemic has disrupted international travel, ruined vacation plans around the world, and left many people stranded in foreign lands. The travel restrictions have split Ukrainian families across borders, left migrant workers without jobs, and confounded foreign tourists who want to visit Ukraine. The easing of travel restrictions is meant to resolve these problems.

Source: Kyiv Post.

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