A draft of countries that may enter EU when borders reopen has been finalized.
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In Brussels, a meeting was held today to conclude who will be on the list of countries that may enter the EU once borders reopen on July 1st. Yesterday, European officials failed to make a decision on who makes on the list and so another meeting was held today to reach an agreement.
Not surprisingly, the United States did not make the list. The US is the worst hit country in the world, but the decision to ban the entry of US citizens in EU might not have been based solely on its surges in cases, but also because there is current ban on EU citizens from entering the US. Brazil and Russia are also in the no-entry list due to their failed attempt to contain the virus. Another country, Qatar is also not on the list. The reason remains unknown.
The list of countries that may enter the EU on 1st July are:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
UK nationals may also enter the EU since they are still considered EU citizens until the end of the Brexit transition period which will be on 31/12/2020.