International bus company Eurolines will relaunch passenger service in the Baltic states, including on routes to and from Tallinn, next month, representatives of the company told BNS.
The company's first departures on the Riga-Kaunas route are scheduled for June 5, and departures from Riga to Tallinn, Vilnius, Warsaw and Gdansk will resume on June 15.
Eurolines director Edmunds Pavlovs indicated that the company will relaunch its passenger service gradually, adding that people want to travel and this need has not disappeared.
Eurolines representatives also noted that the resumption of passenger transportation at previous levels will depend on other countries' decisions to reopen their borders. They underlined that as operations are resumed, increased attention will be paid to safety — the company's buses will be disinfected and aired after each trip and disinfectants will be available to passengers on the buses.
Tickets will only be sold for every other seat to ensure a safe distance between passengers. Passengers' body temperatures will also be measured using contactless thermometers.
Bus drivers will wear face masks, and Eurolines is urging its passengers to wear face masks during their journeys as well.
Editor: Aili Vahtla