The Council of the European Union has updated the list of countries to which the travel restrictions should be gradually lifted and the list still includes Georgia.
Based on the criteria and conditions set out in the recommendation, from 16 July member states should gradually lift travel restrictions at external borders for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican should be considered as EU residents for the purpose of this recommendation", reads the press-release published by the council.
The criteria to determine third countries for which current travel restrictions should be lifted cover in particular the epidemiological situation and containment measures, including social distancing, as well as economic and social considerations.
Regarding the epidemiological situation, third countries listed should meet the following criteria:
For countries where travel restrictions continue to apply, the following categories of people should be exempted from the restrictions:
The council announced that this list of third countries should continue to be reviewed every two weeks and may be further updated.