“You Can’t Travel to Europe for Now,” EU Tells US, Nigeria, Brazil, Russia, Others. — EGM Analytics
Nationals of the United States of America, Nigeria, Brazil, Russia, and others have been told completely that they couldn’t make a trip to Europe when it revives its boundaries from July 1.
European Union, in a “Draft List of Countries Permitted to Enter EU When Borders Reopen on July 1, “gave express permission to citizens of 54 nations to profit from the reopening of the European Union’s external borders.
The rundown, notwithstanding, barred the United States of America, Nigeria, Brazil, Russia, and others, clarifying that residents of nations excluded from the rundown would just have the option to enter Europe sometime in the future when the epidemiological circumstance in their nations improves.
The name of the nations recorded in the draft list includes Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Australia, Bahamas, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Japan.
Others are Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, among others.
“The European Union has an inward procedure to decide from which nations it would be safe to accept travelers,” European Union Commission spokesman, Eric Mamer, said, adding that the union’s decisions were “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 could travel within the borderless area freely, just as they did pre-pandemic.
The commission also 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 suggested the following objective criteria for the member-states, when drafting the list of countries, the residents of which may visit the EU “after July 1: epidemiological circumstance and Coronavirus (COVID-19) reaction in that nation, the capacity to apply regulation measures during movement, and whether that nation has lifted travel limitations towards the EU.
Reporting by Winsala Gbotemi, Staff Writer EGM.
Originally published at https://www.egmanalytics.com on June 29, 2020.