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  • European Union Council agrees to start lifting travel restrictions for residents of some third countries.

    The Council today adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. Travel restrictions should be lifted for countries listed in the recommendation, with this list being reviewed and, as the case may be, updated every two weeks.

    Based on the criteria and conditions set out in the recommendation, as from 1 July member states should start lifting the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries:

    Algeria
    Australia
    Canada
    Georgia
    Japan
    Montenegro
    Morocco
    New Zealand
    Rwanda
    Serbia
    South Korea
    Thailand
    Tunisia
    Uruguay
    China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity

    Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican should be considered as EU residents for the purpose of this recommendation.

    The criteria to determine the third countries for which the current travel restriction should be lifted cover in particular the epidemiological situation and containment measures, including physical distancing, as well as economic and social considerations. They are applied cumulatively.

    Regarding the epidemiological situation, third countries listed should meet the following criteria, in particular:

    number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days and per 100 000 inhabitants close to or below the EU average (as it stood on 15 June 2020)stable or decreasing trend of new cases over this period in comparison to the previous 14 daysoverall response to COVID-19 taking into account available information, including on aspects such as testing, surveillance, contact tracing, containment, treatment and reporting, as well as the reliability of the information and, if needed, the total average score for International Health Regulations (IHR). Information provided by EU delegations on these aspects should also be taken into account.

    Reciprocity should also be taken into account regularly and on a case-by-case basis.

    https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/30/council-agrees-to-start-lifting-travel-restrictions-for-residents-of-some-third-countries/

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    30.06.2020
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    International restrictions:

    European Union will continue to ban travelers from Brazil, Russia, U.S when borders reopen on 1 July because of COVID-19 threat (Al Jazeera, 26.06.2020)

    European Union will reopen the borders to citizens of 14 countries starting from July 1. The list includes Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Georgia, Montenegro and Serbia. Travelers from China would be approved to enter, but under the condition that Beijing would do the same for Europeans.
    Some EU countries have requested a delay in the decision for further examination, meaning the decision may be revised. The list is not entirely binding, border management remains a matter of national decision. (Prague Morning, 29.06.2020)

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    29.06.2020
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    International restrictions:

    European Union will continue to ban travelers from Brazil, Russia, U.S when borders reopen on 1 July because of COVID-19 threat (Al Jazeera, 26.06.2020)

    26.06.2020
  • European Union From mid-June passengers can travel by train from Prague to Berlin, Vienna, Bratislava and Warsaw.(Radio.cz, 25.06.2020)

    Six airlines will be offering direct connections to 17 airports in nine countries and regions, including Sicily, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg, between July and October. The destinations and schedules include seven airports in Germany, and two each in Ireland and Switzerland. The airlines are Air Malta, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Lufthansa, Swiss and Luxair. (Times Malta, 11.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    EU External Borders to Remain Closed at Least Until the end of June: Third-country nationals will be unable to travel to the Schengen Area for nonessential purposes, at least until the end of June, the European Interior Ministers have agreed. European Union countries may bar U.S. travelers because of COVID-19 outbreak. (Reuters, 23.06.2020)

    While the European Commission (EC) recommends that member states close their external borders to all non-EU citizens until 15 June. The ban will affect all non-EU nationals except long-term residents, family members of EU nationals and diplomats, cross-border and healthcare workers, and people transporting goods. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland UK citizens will be unaffected. The Ireland/Northern Ireland border is not affected. Internal travel within the EU remains based upon each countries’ respective restrictions.

    The European Union has imposed travel bans on a number of worldwide airlines, citing the failure to meet safety requirements amid the raging coronavirus pandemic.
    The restrictions, outlined in a lately released report, apply additionally to Armenian air carriers, together with Armenia, Armenian Airways, Armenian Helicopters, Atlantis America Airways, Atlantis European Airways, Mars Avia and Sky Ball. (Reporter.am, 02.06.2020)

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    25.06.2020
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    Six airlines will be offering direct connections to 17 airports in nine countries and regions, including Sicily, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg, between July and October. The destinations and schedules include seven airports in Germany, and two each in Ireland and Switzerland. The airlines are Air Malta, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Lufthansa, Swiss and Luxair. (Times Malta, 11.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    EU External Borders to Remain Closed at Least Until the end of June: Third-country nationals will be unable to travel to the Schengen Area for nonessential purposes, at least until the end of June, the European Interior Ministers have agreed. European Union countries may bar U.S. travelers because of COVID-19 outbreak. (Reuters, 23.06.2020)

    While the European Commission (EC) recommends that member states close their external borders to all non-EU citizens until 15 June. The ban will affect all non-EU nationals except long-term residents, family members of EU nationals and diplomats, cross-border and healthcare workers, and people transporting goods. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland UK citizens will be unaffected. The Ireland/Northern Ireland border is not affected. Internal travel within the EU remains based upon each countries’ respective restrictions.

    The European Union has imposed travel bans on a number of worldwide airlines, citing the failure to meet safety requirements amid the raging coronavirus pandemic.
    The restrictions, outlined in a lately released report, apply additionally to Armenian air carriers, together with Armenia, Armenian Airways, Armenian Helicopters, Atlantis America Airways, Atlantis European Airways, Mars Avia and Sky Ball. (Reporter.am, 02.06.2020)

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    23.06.2020
  • European Union The EU Commission recommends:
     to prolong the application of the current travel restriction on non-essential travel
    to the EU until 30 June 2020. Applying the coordination mechanism set out under
    Chapter V, the intervening period should be used by the Commission and the Member
    States to prepare a list of those third countries for which travel restrictions can be
    lifted as from 1 July 2020. That list should be regularly updated in line with the
    criteria set out in this Communication. For all third countries that are not on that list
    by 30 June, the Commission recommends that Member States prolong the travel
    restriction on non-essential travel until they are put on the list of countries where
    travel restrictions could be lifted.

     to lift the application of the travel restriction on non-essential travel from the following countries/partners as of 1 July 2020:
    o Albania;
    o Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    o Kosovo;
    o Montenegro;
    o North Macedonia;
    o Serbia.

    For those countries where no decision has been taken to end the temporary travel restriction for non-essential travel into the EU, the exemptions18 should be amended as follows:
    a) EU citizens and citizens of Schengen Associated States and third country nationals
    legally residing in the European Union, as well as their family members, should be
    exempted from the travel restriction, regardless whether or not they are
    returning home. Member States can, however, take appropriate measures such as
    requiring such persons to undergo self-isolation or similar measures upon return from
    a third country for which the temporary restriction on non-essential travel is
    maintained, provided they impose the same requirements on their own nationals;
    b) The specific categories of travellers with an essential function or need 19 should be
    extended to include also:

     third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of study;
     highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an
    economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad.

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    11.06.2020
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    International restrictions:

    EU External Borders to Remain Closed at Least Until the End of June: Third-country nationals will be unable to travel to the Schengen Area for nonessential purposes, at least until the end of June, the European Interior Ministers have agreed. While the European Commission (EC) recommends that member states close their external borders to all non-EU citizens until 15 June. The ban will affect all non-EU nationals except long-term residents, family members of EU nationals and diplomats, cross-border and healthcare workers, and people transporting goods. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland UK citizens will be unaffected. The Ireland/Northern Ireland border is not affected. Internal travel within the EU remains based upon each countries’ respective restrictions.

    The European Union has imposed travel bans on a number of worldwide airlines, citing the failure to meet safety requirements amid the raging coronavirus pandemic. The restrictions, outlined in a lately released report, apply additionally to Armenian air carriers, together with Armenia, Armenian Airways, Armenian Helicopters, Atlantis America Airways, Atlantis European Airways, Mars Avia and Sky Ball. (Reporter.am, 02.06.2020)

     

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    08.06.2020
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