New Covid strain: Hungary bans passenger planes from UK from landing until February 8

Budapest - The decree, signed by the Prime Minister, extends to regular and charter flights.

By Reuters

Published: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3:30 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3:34 PM

Hungary's government banned air passenger planes from Britain from landing in Hungary until February 8 to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said in a decree published late on Monday in its official gazette.

The decree, signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, extends to regular and charter flights but does not include emergency landings, which are permitted.

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