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AUSTRIA LIFTED ALL CORONAVIRUS-RELATED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TODAY

From May 16, Austria removes all coronavirus-related restrictions for foreign tourists, they will no longer need to present a vaccination certificate, a certificate of illness or a test upon entry, the country’s official tourism portal reports.
The so-called 3-G rule (presence of vaccination, certificate of past illness or negative test) is removed from May 16 for those entering Austria from all countries.
Since April 16, many “covid” restrictions have been lifted in Austria. Thus, a vaccination certificate, masks and tests are not required to enter most public places, restaurants, bars and museums. The requirement to wear masks at all times has also been lifted, but they remain mandatory in hospitals, supermarkets and public transport.

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CARS WITH UKRAINIAN REGISTRATION CAN TRAVEL ON THE ROADS OF BULGARIA FOR FREE

The fare on the roads of Bulgaria is not charged for any car with a Ukrainian registration number (electronic vignette for cars weighing up to 3.5 tons and a tariff for trucks and buses over 3.5 tons) when using the national road network, according to the Motorny website ( Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTSBU).
The corresponding decision adopted by the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria came into force on February 24, 2022 and will be valid until the need for humanitarian and medical assistance is eliminated.
All violations in the electronic system of vehicles generated for cars with Ukrainian registration after February 24, 2022 are closed. Thus, cars with Ukrainian registration can freely leave the territory of Bulgaria even if they violate traffic rules.
The National Service (BGTOLL) has a customer service hotline that operates daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. By calling 0700 10 876 or by e-mail info@bgtoll.bg all persons, including Ukrainians, can receive the necessary information.
The report also notes that in Poland, travel on toll roads for cars with Ukrainian numbers is also now free. In Slovakia, cars from Ukraine can move without purchasing an online vignette. In Germany, the autobahns are free for all cars.

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POLAND, LITHUANIA, LATVIA, SLOVAKIA, GERMANY AND HUNGARY SIMPLIFYING TRAVEL FOR HUMANITARIAN AID CARRIERS TO UKRAINE

Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Germany and Hungary have introduced permit-free travel for humanitarian cargo carriers to Ukraine, according to the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
The matter concerns the release of carriers from any additional conditions, in particular the need to obtain permits for international freight traffic. This is necessary for the prompt delivery of humanitarian cargo during martial law.
To cross the border with Lithuania, Latvia and Slovakia, you do not need to submit information about the carrier and vehicle.
“We thank our European partners for their support. The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine continues to work with foreign partners in order to speed up the process of transporting humanitarian cargo in an extremely difficult period for Ukraine,” the ministry stressed.

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TRAVEL TO HEART OF CARPATHIANS IN COMFORT

December is a good time to plan vacation for the New Year holidays. Ukrainian ski resorts, which are not worse than European ones in terms of quality and service, are in great demand among travelers.
If you are planning a trip to the Ukrainian Carpathians, you need to plan in detail by what kind of transport you will get to the place of rest. In order not to exhaust yourself on a long journey, we advise you to choose a flight. The most popular winter resort in Ukraine – Bukovel – can be reached quickly and comfortably with WINDROSE. From December 24, the carrier will introduce daily flights twice a day on the Kyiv-Ivano-Frankivsk-Kyiv route. The WINDROSE network of domestic flights is built in such a way that all cities of the program are connected through the capital of Ukraine. Therefore, it is also possible to fly from the regions to Ivano-Frankivsk with a short-term transit in Kyiv.
WINDROSE provides the service of transporting ski/snowboard equipment for an additional charge of $12. All airline fares include free transportation of 23 kg of luggage and hand luggage up to 7 kg.
The airline also has a nice bonus for travelers. Getting from Ivano-Frankivsk Airport to the ski resort of Bukovel can now be economical, fast and comfortable. From December 24, WINDROSE will introduce bus transportation on the Airport (Ivano-Frankivsk)-Bukovel Resort route and back.
You can buy tickets for flights and bus transportation on the website https://windrose.aero/

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EUROPEAN UNION ANNOUNCES DECISION TO EXCLUDE UKRAINE FROM ‘GREEN LIST’ OF TRAVEL

The European Union has announced a decision by which it excluded Ukraine from the list of countries for which it is recommended to lift the restrictive measures imposed on unnecessary travel to the EU due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Following consideration under the recommendation to gradually remove temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU, the Council has updated the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which travel restrictions should be lifted. In particular, Singapore has been removed from the list and Ukraine,” according to the decision made public on Tuesday.
At the same time, each EU member state has the right to decide “to remove temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU for fully vaccinated travelers.”
As stipulated in the Council’s recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed every two weeks and updated as appropriate.
The decision was made due to the growth of COVID-19 disease.
Ukraine was included in the list, which is reviewed every two weeks, on July 15.

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EUROPEAN UNION AMBASSADORS EXCLUDE UKRAINE FROM LIST OF SAFE COUNTRIES FOR TRAVEL

The ambassadors of the European Union have excluded Ukraine from the list of countries for which it is recommended to lift the restrictive measures imposed on unnecessary travel to the EU due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This decision was made on Friday in Brussels, diplomatic sources reported to Interfax-Ukraine.
The official decision will be announced next week. It was adopted in connection with the increase in the incidence of coronavirus in Ukraine. The country was included in the list, which is reviewed every two weeks, on 15 July.
As previously reported, on 30 June 2020, the Council adopted a recommendation to gradually remove temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU. This recommendation included an initial list of countries for which Member States can remove travel restrictions at external borders.
On May 20, the Council adopted a recommendation to amend in response to ongoing vaccination campaigns by introducing certain exemptions for vaccinated persons and relaxing the criteria for lifting restrictions for third countries. At the same time, the amendments take into account the possible risks associated with new options, establishing an emergency braking mechanism that allows to quickly respond to the emergence of a new option or deterioration of the situation in a third country.
The Council’s recommendation is not a legally binding document. The authorities of the member countries remain responsible for their implementation.

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