Topic Originator: OzPar
Date: Tue 30 Jun 06:46
The EU has listed 14 countries that are deemed “safe” during the Covid-19 pandemic. Citizens of these countries may be granted entry to the EU from July 1.
It will come as little surprise to learn that the US and Brazil have been excluded from the list, as has China for the time being. The EU says it will consider adding China if the Chinese government returns the favour for EU travellers.
The full list of countries to make the cut are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
It is understood that the list is not final and may be amended as the Covid-19 situation improves around the world.
EU citizens can now travel freely within the bloc of 27 countries. The UK, which formally left the EU on February 1, falls under different conditions, which are yet to be formalised as Brexit talks continue.
The UK is reportedly discussing potential travel pacts with a number of EU countries, in order to allow people to travel during the summer holiday period.