The majority of EU Member States have agreed to lift internal border controls and travel restrictions by June 15.

Key Points:

  • The remaining Member States are planning to lift restrictions by the end of the month.
  • The EU’s 27 home affairs ministers have decided to extend the ban on third-country nationals entering EU Member States from abroad until at least July 1.
  • The Commission is expected to propose clear criteria for the lifting of controls at the external borders in a coordinated manner over the course of next days.

Background: In March, EU Member States agreed to an initial 30-day halt to inbound travel from outside the EU.

Analysis & Comments: Member States have agreed to discuss a unified approach to easing travel restrictions from outside the EU. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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