Air traffic between the two states will resume along with easing COVID-19 curbs / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan consider July 1 as the date for relaunching flights between the countries.

During the latest phone conversation, the two leaders agreed on the need to restore air traffic as soon as possible simultaneously with easing the quarantine-related measures, Zelensky's press service reported.

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"I know that some airlines want to resume their flights – this will give impetus to the gradual resumption of the tourism industry," the press service quoted the Ukrainian president as saying.

The Turkish president, in turn, noted that Turkey would do everything to make Ukrainian tourists feel comfortable and safe.

They also discussed the global situation around the coronavirus pandemic, as well as measures to overcome this crisis and minimize its consequences for society and the economies of the two states.

"Erdogan also asked about the health of the First Lady of Ukraine, conveyed greetings to her and wished her a speedy recovery," the press service said.

Zelensky, in turn, thanked the Turkish people and personally the President of the Republic of Turkey for the humanitarian assistance provided to Ukraine to combat COVID-19.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Turkish side is ready to receive Ukrainian tourists starting from July 1, 2020, without self-isolation requirements and testing, but they should travel in compliance with safety standards set by air carriers.