The border will open in several stages.
European Commission — the highest Executive body of the European Union — has released recommendations for the opening of the internal borders of the EU in connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus. They say that the borders need to be removed — at least for citizens of the European Union, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Country.
Now free movement within the Schengen area lifted. And to renew his offer without “certificates of immunity” and references to the coronavirus. At least they’re in the documents the EC is not mentioned.
“Free movement, border crossing — a key point for tourism. Given that member States of the EU have managed to reduce the spread of the virus, General restrictions on freedom of movement can be replaced by a point measures”, — reads the statement of the European Commission.
It provides multiple stages.
First — the borders are removed between countries with a similar epidemiological situation. And to cross them will be able to all EU citizens, regardless of their country of origin.
The second stage — opening of external borders and the admission of EU citizens in third countries. Earlier this step was planned tentatively for June 15. While the forecasts of the European Commission, nothing has changed, although the date may still be adjusted.
It is planned to create a website that will quickly provide information about the situation on the borders of the EU. The exact same recommendations of the European Commission include the coordination of all steps to opening-closing of borders within the EU — this echoes the panic of closures, which was unilaterally taken the country in the beginning of the pandemic.
Note that tourism makes up 10% of the economy of the European Union.