little by Little, European countries are able to adapt and lower their restrictions as a function of the progress of the epidemic of coronavirus. After three months when the containment has for the most part was the rule, national borders re-opened they also. Europeans can now more easily travel from one State to another. But disparities still exist between each country and prohibitions are still in force.
They are already accessible
Italy had given the signal after the June 3, by reopening all the passengers... even as most States maintained restrictions with this country, which has been an epicentre of the pandemic in Europe. Other countries in a hurry to save his tourist season, Croatia has also accelerated the appeal, and reopened its borders as of Thursday, just as Poland, which is accessible for all european citizens since Saturday.
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many countries have chosen the " strategy onion ", in opening up these last few weeks to their neighbours first, before broadening the scope. Thus, it is already possible to circulate without control in central Europe or baltic country to the other. On a continent where each country had to be barricaded since mid-march, the two States were exceptions : in Sweden has remained in principle accessible to travellers from the EU, and the Luxembourg. The cross-border workers essential to the economy have benefited from a pass to go back and forth with the Grand Duchy.
They reopened Monday
Belgium, France, germany, Greece recover Monday morning, the freedom of movement with all the countries of the continent. Athens, whose economy is based in large part on tourism, goes even further and invites travellers from many regions outside the EU – such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China. To Germany and Austria, the controls on arrival by road, rail or air will be raised Monday at midnight.
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Each country has made up its list, more or less long of at-risk areas. Sweden and the United Kingdom are listed consistently. There often in addition to Spain and Portugal. Sometimes the netherlands, Belgium, France. The lists are regularly revised. Either the travel from or to these destinations are to be avoided, a screening test is negative at Covid-19, or isolation to 14 days are required. France warns that it will apply "reciprocity" to countries imposing restrictions on its nationals.
They are still gun-shy
Romania will not reopen its borders Monday for non-national and does not give any specific date. Originally scheduled for 1 July, the date of reopening of the Spain the tourists have finally been advanced to June 21, except at the land border with Portugal, where the controls will continue until the 1st of July.
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By " reciprocity ", France was expected to continue in the immediate future its controls at the border with Spain. In the framework of a pilot project, the Balearic islands will, however, receive about 11 000 Germans from the 15th of June. Norway will reopen Monday its borders to other nordic countries, with the exception of Sweden. Denmark is just as selective, by limiting, at this stage, its welcome to people from Germany, Norway or Iceland.p> Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 02:33