Europe opens its borders to a dozen countries, a third party - The Point

nationals of Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Montenegro, Serbia, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Georgia, Rwanda and Uruguay will once

Europe opens its borders to a dozen countries, a third party - The Point

nationals of Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Montenegro, Serbia, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Georgia, Rwanda and Uruguay will once again be allowed to circulate within the european Union from 1 July. This first list of 14 countries has been established, on Friday evening, after a long negotiation between the ambassadors of the 27 countries of the EU in the day on Friday, which finished at around 22 hours.

It was necessary to agree on epidemiological criteria and verify the data from the embassies. The 27 have been granted the right to travel to the situation country to face the pandemic of the Covid-19 was comparable to the european average. On the last 15 days, Europe recorded an average of 16 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. So that any third country in which the numbers of epidemiological would be equal to or less than this number is on the list. The ambassadors have added behavioral criteria : respect of the gestures barriers, social distancing, trend to declining numbers...

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An evolving list

They made a special case of China. The ambassadors propose to the european Council to open the eu borders to the Chinese only under conditions of reciprocity. The list will be revised every fifteen days, so that as the pandemic shut down, the borders of Europe will be gradually opened up to a number of countries increasing.

of Course, at this stage, neither the United States nor Brazil nor Turkey do not meet the sanitary criteria established. A large part of South America is excluded (with the exception of Uruguay). This list still needs to be formally adopted by the Council on Monday, following a written procedure, according to a qualified majority vote. To charge then for each member State to implement the european recommendation.

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Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 04:33

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