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EU countries urged to lift traveling bans from UK citizens

Source : 112 Ukraine

The EU ambassadors gathered for a meeting to coordinate policy toward Brittan and consider the recommendations of the European Commission
19:20, 22 December 2020

New Covid-19 strain in UK
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The European Commission recommended the countries-members to lift restrictions concerning travels from the UK imposed due to the new Covid-19 strain, as BBC reported

The EU ambassadors gathered for a meeting to coordinate policy toward Brittan and consider the recommendations of the European Commission. However, all countries are free to adopt their own policy.

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Currently, almost all EU countries-members introduced bans for travelers from the UK as the new coronavirus strain appears to spread faster than the usual variant.

In its turn, the European Commission recommends to allow the traveling and require travelers to hold a test for Covid-19 or stay in self-isolation after the arrival. Besides, transport staff, such as lorry drivers, should be exempt from all travel restrictions and mandatory testing.

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The World Health Organization urged Europeans to strengthen approaches to control and prevent the spread of the virus due to the appearance of a new strain of coronavirus in some European countries.

Besides, the new variant of coronavirus is observed in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Australia.

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Over 40 countries in the world banned travelers from the UK from entry to their territories due to concerns about the spread of a new coronavirus strain. Spain, India, Hong Kong, and Pakistan are some of the last countries that banned the admission of flights from the UK. The list of countries that banned the entrance from the UK includes Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and others. Some of the bans already act; others will start to act today.

Meanwhile, the WHO stated that the vaccine against Covid-19 should be effective against the new coronavirus strain.

 

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