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Member states’ ambassadors allow inbound travel to EU

The EU decided to open its borders for those inoculated with vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency and those who travel from countries with a low COVID-19 infection rate.

This means easing the existing restrictions in order to allow citizens of the USA, Great Britain and China to come to the EU.

“This will help improve international inbound travel, and it’s possible to do so safely while at the same time ensuring quick action to counter the spread of new virus variants,” Christian Wigand, the spokesman for the European Commission said.

The new regulations provide a so-called safety brake, which allows for the temporary restoration of the ban on entry to the EU for foreigners if new COVID-19 mutations appear.

Officially, the ambassadors’ decision has to be approved by EU member states, hopefully this will only be a formality.

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