The European Council recently added 10 countries to its “green list” for which it recommends that member states lift entry restrictions.

Key Points:

  • The European Council now recommends that member states lift entry restrictions for residents from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Jordan, Moldova, Montenegro, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
  • The additional countries join Albania, Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States as locations that are deemed safe.

Additional Information: Member states hold the right to impose entry restrictions and are not legally bound to apply the EU Council’s recommendations. Travelers should check the restrictions of of their country of destination.

BAL Analysis: The EU continues to update its COVID-19 travel recommendations, and while member states have, in many cases, moved to implement the recommendations, exact policies will vary from country to country. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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