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Baltics open Europe's first pandemic 'travel bubble' as curbs ease

Reuters Thursday, 14 May 2020
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia opened their borders to each other at the stroke of midnight, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the coronavirus pandemic.
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