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Austria bans planes from more countries including Egypt

AP , Tuesday 14 Jul 2020
Egyptair planes are parked at Terminal 3 of the Cairo International Airport, in Cairo, Egypt (AP)
Egyptair planes are parked at Terminal 3 of the Cairo International Airport, in Cairo, Egypt (AP)
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Austria is expanding a list of countries from which planes aren't allowed to land to include six nations in the western Balkans, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Egypt.

Austria currently bans flights from eight countries and one region of Italy. The Austria Press Agency reported that only the latter -- Lombardy, the Italian region worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic -- is being removed from the list starting on Thursday.

The health ministry added 10 new countries in light of high coronavirus infection levels and kept the eight that were already on the list: Belarus, China, Britain, Iran, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. There are exceptions for flights bringing in freight, repatriated Austrians, medical caregivers or agricultural workers.

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