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Bulgaria Is Again Permitting All Flights From the United Kingdom

Αssociated Press

The youngest nephew of Azime Ali Topchu, 48, a Bulgarian Roma woman, peers from behind a curtain in a village on the outskirts of Burgas, Bulgaria, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria is again permitting all flights from the United Kingdom.

The government said in a statement Wednesday that the decision is aimed at helping countrymen who wish to return home for the holidays.

On Sunday, Bulgaria shut its borders to arrivals from Britain due to the new coronavirus variant that appeared in the country.

Arriving passengers will be tested for the coronavirus and will be put under a 10-day quarantine.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said all measures have been taken to ensure that all Bulgarian citizens can return home.