Canada, Tunisia and Georgia have been removed from the list of countries whose travelers are allowed on the territory of the European Union, due to their epidemiological situation, AFP learned from European sources on Wednesday (October 21st). The representatives of the 27 members of the EU, however, decided to add Singapore to this list, which had not been modified since August and thus increased from 11 to 9 countries. The procedure should be formally approved by Friday.
«Due to sharp rise in Covid-19 cases, Georgia, Canada and Tunisia have been removed from the list“, A European diplomatic source said, adding that”Singapore to be added to list due to improved infection rates».
To combat the spread of the pandemic, the EU decided in mid-March to ban travel “non-essential»On its territory from third countries. The 27 then agreed in June on a list of 15 countries that were exceptions to this rule. The list was reduced to 11 countries in August. It now includes Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay and Singapore, as well as China, but subject to confirmation of reciprocity for the latter country.
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