The countries most dependent on tourism, such as Greece, Spain or Portugal, are pushing the African continent to open more countries than it is today. France and Germany promote caution.
As summer approaches, the European Commission is trying to coordinate the recovery of tourism from third countries. At the same time, it is satisfying for those 27-year-olds who want to see Chinese, Russians, British and other Americans come back, as well as those who are worried about the emergence of new variants and advocate very gradual approaches. On Monday, May 3, the community executive, knowing how sophisticated the topic is, introduced the submitted proposals to the member states. Especially because when it comes to borders, they are finally free to do what they see fit.
From March 2020, the European Union (EU) is closed Applicable to non-essential travel, except for six countries (Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand), where the 14-day Covid-19 incidence rate is lower than 25 per 100,000 people. China can also demand such preferential treatment, but to do so, it must authorize Europeans to enter its soil. This is not the case, probably because the average incidence in Europe is 420.
“In fact, the incidence rate in other countries is less than 25, but the standard is not automatic. Member States also take into account qualitative factors, such as the reliability or reciprocity of the data.”, A European official pointed out. For the rest, only those who travel for basic reasons-nurses, sailors, and even people with compelling family reasons-can travel to the Old World as long as they follow the rules (testing, isolation, etc.). destination.
The committee recommends expanding the third batch of countries that allow inbound travelers to enter Europe, and opening it to countries with a 14-day incidence rate of less than 100 species per 100,000 inhabitants-in the EU, only Finland (66), French Polynesia (29), and even The Vatican (0) is at these levels. Today, for example, the United Kingdom (46) and even Russia (89) can claim this right, while the United States (258) cannot.
Compared with the current rules, another modification of the community is that the community executive wants people to be immunized with vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency-at this stage, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson- As long as they received the last dose of medicine at least two weeks ago, they can enter the European Union. It is hoped that Member States that do so will also be able to accept vaccines that have completed the WHO registration process for emergency use.