European Union countries gave the green light on Wednesday to add the United States and five other countries to the list of safe countries from an epidemiological point of view, whose citizens can travel to the European Union for pleasure and not only within the framework of basic displacement, looking at evey European sources.
The idea has been raised before Portugal, the country that chairs the Council of the European Union this semester, and was approved on Wednesday at a meeting of ambassadors of member states to the European Union (Coreper).
Other countries from which restrictions are proposed to be lifted taking into account the epidemiological situation and response to the COVID-19 pandemic are Albania, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia and Taiwan, referred to the same sources.
On the other hand, the European Union agreed this Wednesday Reciprocity clause removed for Chinese regions of Macau and Hong Kong, which was already among the areas to which the European Union allowed non-essential travel.
from that way, Citizens of these regions will be able to enter the European Union regardless of whether or not the same conditions apply to Europeans traveling to them..
The criteria for identifying third countries from which travel restrictions should be lifted in the past have been updated May 20.
The EU list, which is updated every two weeks, also includes Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore as well as China On the basis of reciprocity.
To determine who to add to, the The epidemiological situation and general response to COVID-19, as well as the reliability and availability of information.
For the citizens of the mentioned countries, Each Member State decides whether or not to impose a quarantine upon arrival on its territory.
(With information from EFE)
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