Poland’s Civil Aviation Authority allows flights under new hygiene rules

Poland's Civil Aviation Authority head, Piotr Samson, has said on Friday that flights can resume with the observance of rules for the safety of passengers and airport staff.

Mr Samson added that every effort had been made to ensure the new rules do not present difficulties for passengers.

In connection with the planned resumption of domestic flights from June 1, journalists were invited to Warsaw's Chopin Airport on Friday for a display of how the whole "passenger journey" would look under the new travel rules.

"On Monday, we will all be able to experience (...) the first flights in Poland (..) after the break," Deputy Infrastructure Minister Marcin Horała said. "As with other phases of the unfreezing of the economy, it must be done safely with the observance of all rules that guarantee that we won't have any problems and that all those who fly will have a sense of safety," he added.

According to the minister, Poles are keen to fly and many tickets for flights after June 1 have already been sold.

He added that the new safety rules had been created in line with the latest guidelines from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as well as Poland's Chief Sanitary Inspectorate.