Flight restrictions introduced by the government to stop the spread of coronavirus will be lifted in the new year, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas (Center) has said.
Aas said the lifting of flight restrictions did not mean that all routes would be restored immediately, as there were smaller numbers of passengers at the moment. However, he believes that after the coronavirus vaccination becomes widespread, an explosive increase in the number of air passengers may follow.
Aas said the current rules applied until the end of the year, but as the European average had declined in recent weeks more flights could depart from Estonia. The first flight to Spain in several months will fly on December 18 from Tallinn to Tenerife.
Flights will also be resumed to Turkey, previously banned due to doubts over the reliability of the country’s coronavirus figures, Aas said. But an agreement has now been reached.
Until now, Estonia and Latvia have been the only countries in the EU to have imposed flight bans to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (ERR/Business World Magazine)