The full record finalized on Friday contains Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco and the Vatican. China can be included if it additionally opens its borders to European Union vacationers, as reciprocal reopening is among the standards used to make the ultimate choice for the protected record.
Britain, regardless of having left the E.U., continues to be being thought of a part of the bloc till 12 months’s finish, and so was not a part of the dialogue over exterior guests.
An in depth information of standards shared amongst diplomats and reviewed this week by The New York Times stated that the record ought to embody solely nations with a “comparable or better epidemiological situation as the average in the E.U.+ area,” and that the info from these nations have to be credible and display a strong system for holding the virus.
The time period “E.U.+” refers to the European Union plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, which don’t belong to the E.U. however are usually a part of its open-borders zone.
Criteria for exceptions to the protected record had been additionally detailed within the information, including flexibility. Those included well being staff, diplomats, humanitarian staff, transit passengers, asylum seekers and college students, in addition to “passengers traveling for imperative family reasons” and international staff whose employment in Europe is deemed important.