Julia MEADOW, “FACTS”
Italy and Turkey have banned carry-on baggage and passengers on the overhead bins in aircrafts of all airlines. The decision was made in the fight against coronavirus infection. Recall that Italy is on the list of 18 countries where the number of infected more than 100 thousand people.
It is considered that such measure will allow to reduce queues in the aircraft during boarding and alighting.
According to avianews.com the new rules do not mean a total ban on hand baggage in the cabin, however, carriers began to limit its size so things could fit under the forward seat.
So, the Italian carrier Alitalia allows you to take in the plane a small hand bag, backpack or laptop bag if its dimensions do not exceed 45×36×20 cm, and the Ukrainian company “MAU” is not only restricted the size of hand Luggage on flights to Turkey up to 40×30×10 cm, but also set a limit of weight is 5 kg.
In turn on the aircraft Turkish Airlines allowed weight of hand Luggage even smaller — up to 4 kg, there are on Board allow you to take a handbag, laptop or camera with a size of 40×30×15 cm.
In case the passenger took hand Luggage, which corresponds to a standard regulation, but does not meet the new restrictions, it will be possible to take the Luggage for free. Thus out of a suitcase, be sure to get and take the documents, valuables, vehicles and batteries.
As reported by “FACTS”, Turkey has announced its readiness to accept the Ukrainian tourists from July 1, without requiring the results of tests for coronavirus, suggested that all persons entering its territory to purchase a special insurance policy in case of infection COVID-19 cost from 13 to 23 euros.