Poland to reopen borders with EU neighbours this Saturday


Poland will reopen its borders with its EU neighbours on Saturday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced as his country eases a coronavirus lockdown.

He added that Poland would allow international flights to resume from June 16.

Morawiecki told reporters on Wednesday that Poland needed to restore trade relations with the European Union as quickly as possible.

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He added: “We are at an important moment in the battle against coronavirus… We don’t know what the situation will be in a month, two or three. But today we can say that we are managing risk in the right way.”

Poland temporarily closed its borders to non-residents on March 15 in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

International scheduled flights and passenger rail connections were suspended the same day.

Poland last week reopened its skies for domestic flights.

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A total of 27,668 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in Poland, with 1,191 deaths from the coronavirus so far, officials said on Wednesday morning.

Source: PAP