Travelers from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay will be allowed to come this summer.
Europe is gradually opening up. European countries must decide on a proposed list of fifteen states whose travelers will be admitted on July 1, despite the coronavirus pandemic. This list, established Friday, June 26, excludes the United States, but includes China under condition, diplomatic sources told AFP and the World.
The proposed list contains fourteen countries (Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay) to which China is added, subject to reciprocity , that is to say on condition that it receives on its soil the travelers coming from the EU. Travelers from Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican and San Marino are also admitted.
The list was drawn up at a meeting of ambassadors from EU countries and the Schengen area on Friday evening. Some of them have not spoken, and the capitals have until 6 p.m. on Saturday to give an answer, according to several European sources, after which the Croatian Presidency of the EU will decide what to do.
The list therefore does not include the United States, the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 124,732 deaths for 2.4 million cases. No more than Brazil or Russia. It should be revised every two weeks, according to a European source.
If border control remains a competence of each State, the EU strives to coordinate as much as possible on the question of travelers to authorize on its soil, because of the free movement which resumes in the Schengen area, with the lifting of the restrictions decided to fight against the coronavirus.
Non-essential travel to the EU has been banned since mid-March. This measure must be gradually lifted from July 1, favoring visitors from countries whose epidemiological situation is similar to or better than that of the European Union.