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Key Points

  • The European Council recommended that all COVID-19 travel restrictions be removed and that member states coordinate health-related conditions


The European Council (EC) updated its recommendations on travel to the European Union (EU) and the pandemic-related restrictions implemented by member states. Under the guidance, member states are advised not to impose any restrictions on travel on the grounds of public health. The EU recommends that member states coordinate entry restriction efforts if restrictions are implemented.

What are the Changes?

The European Council recommended that EU member states not implement pandemic-related COVID-19 travel restrictions. According to the announcement, this decision was made due to the lessening severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased vaccination rates.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the European Council’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: European Council, Council of the European Union

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