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Dutch to lift ban on passenger flights from Britain on Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: Passengers are seen at BA check-in desks at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government will lift a ban on passenger flights and ferries from Britain starting on Tuesday, March 9, news agency ANP reported.

The ban had been imposed in January in order to prevent or slow the spread of a variant strain of coronavirus in the Netherlands. The measure no longer makes sense as the variant strain is now dominant in the Netherlands anyway, ANP reported, citing the Cabinet.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Chris Reese

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