EU to ease travel restrictions from July


EU to ease travel restrictions from July

The European Union (EU) will not be opening its internal borders fully till the end of June, which means travel restrictions on travelling to and from other countries will be eased after this time frame. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced this recently.

Referring to this, the Commissioner stated that while most governments would be lifting internal border controls by June 15, some will not be ready to do so till the end of this month. She added that therefore, all internal border controls will likely be lifted by the end of June. She mentioned, “We should consider the gradual lifting of restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU from early July.”

In order to provide a boost to summer holiday plans of millions of Europeans, reportedly, most EU countries are expected to end internal border controls by 15 June. Also, the commissioner has called on all EU member states to end internal border controls by the end of June. Referring to this, officials in the know how added that a few restrictions could still remain in place until mid-July.

This means Europeans will be able to make summer holiday plans that will provide the much-needed boost to the hard-hit tourism industry.

The governments, however, did not specify which nationals from non-Schengen and non-EU countries would be allowed in first. But they were clear that external travellers will not face internal border controls and that they would be able to travel once again throughout the Schengen area.

Worldwide, more than 6 million people have been confirmed infected by the COVID-19. However, experts opine that the tally understates the true toll of the pandemic because of limited testing, deliberate government undercounts, and missed mild cases.

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