EU Executive Recommends Opening Up To Non-EU Foreign Travel
The European Union’s executive recommended on Monday that foreign citizens fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those coming from countries with a good epidemiological situation be allowed to travel into the bloc without additional restrictions. The 27-nation bloc currently allows citizens of seven countries to come on holidays or for other non-essential reasons and the Commission’s proposal would expand that list.
“The (European) Commission proposes to allow entry to the EU for non-essential reasons not only for all persons coming from countries with a good epidemiological situation but also all people who have received the last recommended dose of an EU-authorised vaccine,” the executive arm said in a statement. The plan aims to introduce a standard pass for people who have been vaccinated or tested negative for the virus to travel across the 27-nation bloc, but is complicated by member states’ differing goals and approaches to vaccination or testing.
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