Brazil continues “very strict restrictions” due to the spread of different types of virus.
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The European Union should draw up by June 9 a list of third countries from which travel is permitted without restrictions due to COVID-19 for the European bloc, according to the French foreign minister.
“The goal is to have this list by the ninth of June, and that will be very fast,” said Jean-Yves Le Drian on RTL, Le Figaro and LCI’s “Le Grand Jury”.
He said that this “green” category would allow third-country citizens to enter the European Union “without any difficulty, except for the minimum number of health control checks,” without giving further details.
The minister explained that in addition to the “green” category, there is also an “orange list” that identifies countries whose citizens have already been vaccinated against Covid-19, but with a “vaccine recognized” by the European Union, and a “red list” “with” strict restrictions. Highly ‘due to the spread of different variants of SARS-CoV-2, which includes Brazil, Argentina and India.
With the summer and tourists season approaching, 27 Wednesday agreed to allow people who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 from third countries to enter the European Union.
The European Union closed its external borders in March 2020 for “non-essential” travel due to the pandemic and will, starting in June, draw up a summary list, which is reviewed regularly, for the third countries whose residents have been vaccinated or are unable to enter the European Union.
The French foreign minister said France is considering more restrictive measures for travelers from the UK due to the circulation of the Indian variant of covid-19 in that country.
“The Indian alternative in the UK is causing problems and suspicions. We are very vigilant.”
Jean-Yves Le Drian said it “wouldn’t be a red cure,” but it could be medium (orange), and admitted that “slightly stronger health measures” could be taken for UK travelers.
Due to the spread of the Indian virus, Germany today imposed a mandatory quarantine for travelers from the United Kingdom, even if they present a negative diagnostic test for the Coronavirus.
The European Commission is ready to mobilize € 100 million to purchase covid-19 PCR tests to facilitate freedom of movement in the European Union, after the digital certification has been approved.
I told Parliament and Council [da UE, presidido agora por Portugal] The Commission is available to mobilize € 100 million to purchase PCR tests [detecção molecular]”Giving priority to people who frequently cross borders,” said European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders.
After the agreement reached between the Portuguese Presidency of the Council and Parliament regarding the health certificate for the Covid-19 virus, Didier Reynders indicated that it was “important to ensure access” to the screening tests.
Because of this, we will try to ensure that the exams are accessible to everyone [os que viajam], But with priority given to people who frequently cross borders for work, educational or health reasons, ”the European Guardianship Commissioner stressed.
He pointed out that the aim is that the health certificate that has been agreed upon now can be “used from the first of July, from the first of July, without any discrimination.”
The Covid-19 pandemic has killed at least 3,456,282 people worldwide, resulting in more than 166.2 million cases, according to a report by Agence France-Presse.
The latest data released by the General Directorate of Health indicates that since the beginning of the epidemic, Portugal has already recorded 8,44,224 confirmed cases of the new Coronavirus and 17,017 deaths.
As of May 17, passengers arriving from countries that are part of the European Union, countries associated with the Schengen area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) and the United Kingdom, which have a SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of less than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 Day by day, they can take all kinds of excursions to Portugal, including unnecessary ones.
Passengers traveling on flights coming from countries with an incidence rate of or greater than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days cannot take basic flights only and must, after entering the Portuguese mainland, a preventive 14-day isolation period at home or in a place Specified by health authorities.
This list includes South Africa, Brazil, India, Cyprus, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Sweden. This procedure does not apply to passengers who have stopped at only one airport in one of these countries. The government expanded the restrictions to Brazilians until the end of May, allowing only essential trips.
Essential excursions are those that are designed to allow transit or entry into Portugal for citizens traveling for professional reasons, for study, family reunification, or for health or humanitarian reasons.