US, Russia, Nigeria, Brazil excluded from travel list to enter Europe from July 1

US, Russia, Nigeria, Brazil excluded from travel list to enter Europe from July 1

Draft List of Countries Permitted to Enter EU When Borders Reopen on July 1

The citizens of 54 world countries will benefit from the reopening of the European Union external borders, which is expected to happen by the beginning of July.


According to sources of Euronews, EU officials failed to agree on a common list of the countries that would definitely be banned from entering the block upon the border reopening but managed to create a list of the countries with a better epidemiological situation, the citizens of which will be able to enter Europe by the end of next week.


The same sources have also confirmed that citizens of Brazil, Qatar, the US and Russia will only be able to enter Europe at a later date when the epidemiological situation in these countries improves.


Nationals of the following countries are listed in this draft list:

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Australia

Bahamas

Bhutan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Canada

China

Costa Rica

Cuba

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Dominica

Egypt

Ethiopia

Georgia

Guyana

India

Indonesia

Jamaica

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Lebanon

Mauritius

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Palau

Paraguay

Rwanda

Saint Lucia

Serbia

South Korea

Tajikistan

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vatican City

Venezuela

Vietnam

Zambia


The European Union has an internal process to determine from which countries it would be safe to accept travellers,” EU Commission spokesman Eric Mamer said last Thursday, adding that its decisions are “based on health criteria.”


On June 11, the Commission presented its recommendation on the reopening of internal Schengen borders on June 15, so that Europeans can travel within the borderless area freely, just as they did pre-pandemic.


At the same time, the Commission recommended that the Member States should start allowing third-country nationals to enter the EU starting from July 1, gradually and partially, based on the epidemiological situation in each third-country.


The Commission recommended the following objective criteria for the Member States, when drafting the list of countries, the citizens of which may visit the EU after July 1:

  • epidemiological situation and coronavirus response in that country,
  • the ability to apply containment measures during travel, an
  • whether or not that country has lifted travel restrictions towards the EU.

Based on these conditions, the Commission recommended that the nationals of the six Western Balkan countries should be the first to benefit from the abolishment of travel restrictions, all of which are in the above list.


Source / More information : Schengen Visa Info

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