Following the lifting of martial law, including a relaxation of domestic passport control, it became easier for Poles to travel abroad from August 5.
1. GV Front of ORBIS travel agency 0.04
2. SV Brochures and cut-outs advertising holidays in London in shop window of ORBIS travel agents (2 shots) 0.09
3. GV and SV People queueing for airline tickets at counters of same travel agents (2 shots) 0.24
4. SCU Logo of Polish airline, LOT. PAN TO map of Europe showing LOT airline routes 0.33
5. CU and SV Woman handing over zloties and receiving airline ticket at counter (2 shots) 1.00
6. GV and SV Passengers in departure lounge (2 shots) 1.08
7. SVs People queueing at customs checkpoint with luggage (2 shots) 1.21
8. GV, GV ZOOM TO SV Custom officials checking passengers' luggage (2 shots) 1.40
9. CU PULL BACK TO SV AND GV Traveller at monetary exchange desk, with long queue behind him (2 shots) 1.53
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Background: WARSAW, POLAND
Following the lifting of martial law, including a relaxation of domestic passport control, it became easier for Poles to travel abroad from August 5. General Rudolf Rudin, head of the country's passport office, said the preceding day that the recent decision by Poland's parliament, the Sejm, on martial law would make it easier to travel abroad, but that some restrictions would still be applied. The general said that under the new legislation, travel and passport officials would be required to explain why any person was refused permission to leave the country on holiday or for other purposes. In an article in Politkya, the Communist Party newspaper, he said those refused passports, would have the right of appeal. At Warsaw airport on August 5, some of those who had obtained their passports queued up for their tickets at the national airline office, LOT. Advertisements and travel brochures outlined the attractions of London and other holiday destinations. The routine of travelling abroad involved the customary formalities of checking in the luggage, clearing customs and obtaining foreign currency for some of Poland's new air travellers.
Source: REUTERS - STEFAN DMOCHOWSKI