The European Union is reopening to tourists from the United States and five other countries

File photo: February 5, 2021 A person walks through a terminal at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, near Paris. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes

The countries of the European Union (EU) on Wednesday gave the green light to add the United States and five other countries to the list of states safe from epidemic view so that its citizens can travel to the EU for pleasure. The framework of an essential displacement, Information Efe European sources.

The idea was raised Portugal, The country that will chair the EU Council this semester, was approved this Wednesday at a meeting of ambassadors of member states to the European Union (GORPER).

Other countries proposed to lift restrictions in view of the epidemiological situation and response to the COVID-19 epidemic Albania, Lebanon, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Taiwan, Refers to the same sources.

Several passengers on a flight from Casablanca (Morocco) to Terminal D1 of the Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid (Spain) on March 30, 2021.  Alberto Ortega - Europa Press
Several passengers on a flight from Casablanca (Morocco) to Terminal D1 of the Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid (Spain) on March 30, 2021. Alberto Ortega – Europa Press

On the other hand, the European Union agreed this Wednesday Eliminate mutual separation for the Chinese regions of Macau and Hong Kong, Were already in areas where the EU allowed non-essential travel.

That way, Citizens of these regions can enter the EU, regardless of whether the same conditions apply to Europeans traveling to them..

Criteria for determining third countries where travel restrictions should be lifted have been updated in the past May 20.

File photo: May 17, 2021, Fiamicino Airport near Rome, Italy.  REUTERS / Remo Casilli
File photo: May 17, 2021, Fiamicino Airport near Rome, Italy. REUTERS / Remo Casilli

It also includes an EU list that is updated every two weeks Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea and Singapore, as well as China On a reciprocal basis.

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To determine who to include, the The general response to the epidemiological situation and COVID-19, as well as the reliability and availability of information.

For citizens of listed countries, Each member state decides whether or not to impose an isolation once it reaches its borders.

(With information from EFE)

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