Citizens From “Safe” Countries Travel In EU From July 202001/07/2020
EU is finally considering to relax borders after the pandemic crisis of the year. Citizens from “safe” countries can travel in EU from July 2020.
As of July 1, 2020 nationals from Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay can travel in Europe.
Prior to visit, travellers from these countries will need to check with the EU country they wish to visit. As, EU members may still bar travellers from some countries.
Although, the EU puts China on the list. But, only in the event that EU citizens are allowed to travel there as well.
Additionally, EU forbid citizens from Brazil, the US and Russia to enter its member states. As, the handling of pandemic situation of these countries are the worst and still ongoing.
British citizens still can enter in the EU without full-filling any requirements. Until, Brexit in 2021 there are no barriers for them to travel there. They will enjoy same rights as any other EU nationals.
From 2021, British nationals and nationals from outside the EU or Schengen members states will need to apply for ETIAS.
President Charles Michel added in a tweet, “We are entering a new phase with a targeted opening of our external borders as of tomorrow. “
And, “EU27 member states took this decision in a spirit of close cooperation.”
We are entering a new phase with a targeted opening of our external borders as of tomorrow.
#EU27 member states took this decision in a spirit of close cooperation.
We will monitor the situation regularly.
— Charles Michel (@eucopresident) June 30, 2020
Meanwhile, EU is reviewing the list on every two weeks and adjusted depending on the latest Coronavirus developments in each country.
There are possibilities that it will add other countries within its upcoming lists.
European countries like Iceland already announced it will accept tourists from June 15, 2020. This including British nationals.