The European Union Member States have finally approved a list of 15 countries, considered as safe due to their epidemiological situation related to the Coronavirus, after days of discussions and disagreements.
Only 3 African nations have satsified the European Union member states on how they have managed to handle and contain the COVID19 pandemic.
Last Saturday, we reported that a draft list of 54 countries was being discussed by EU members. Later on, the EU narrowed down the list to 15 countries, and the same turned out to be final.
As of July 1, residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, will be permitted to enter Europe, ZambianMusic.net reports.
However, travellers from these countries must first check with the EU country they wish to visit, as the Member States are permitted to exclude some of the countries from the list when it comes to who can enter their borders since the policy is not legally binding.
“There are now 14 (+1) countries on the Union list from which Member States can base their national list of safe countries. These are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
China is also on the EU list, but only on the condition of reciprocal action by the Chinese authorities,” one of the Member States announces in a press release.