KLM is currently preparing to restart passenger transport from the United Kingdom.

The first flights are expected to take place on Wednesday, a spokesman reports.

Passengers who want to travel with KLM from the UK to the Netherlands must be able to show a recent negative corona test.

Due to the outbreak of a new, highly contagious variant of the corona virus in England, the airline has stopped transporting passengers from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands since Sunday.

The aircraft that flew to the UK returned empty, or carried cargo only.

In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, the rules were adjusted, making transport from the UK possible again.

The airline hopes to be able to transport passengers to the Netherlands again on Wednesday.

Travelers must be able to prove that they have had a PCR test carried out in the last 72 hours and that the result was negative.

There were also restrictions on travel from South Africa.

A spokesman for KLM reports that air traffic from that country will also be restarted on Wednesday.

Flights to Turkey also resumed

Flights between Turkey and the Netherlands are also allowed from Wednesday.

Turkey decided on Sunday to ban flights from the Netherlands because of the new variant of the corona virus that has surfaced in the United Kingdom.

Infections with the new variant have also been detected in the Netherlands.

Travelers from Turkey must be quarantined for ten days upon arrival in the Netherlands.

The cabinet still advises Dutch people not to travel abroad, unless it is really necessary.

Anyone traveling to Turkey or another country is advised to take into account sudden measures that make arrival or departure impossible.