EU NATIONS LOOK TO LIFT SOME BORDER RESTRICTIONS
A gradual lifting of borders has been proposed by the EU in an attempt to kick-start the tourist industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mid-June is the target date.
“Our message is we will have a tourist season this summer, even if it’s with security measures and limitations,” said economic affairs commissioner Paolo Gentiloni.
Borders closed across the EU, including the border-free Schengen zone as covid-19 spread in March.
Some states are starting to reopen them.
Austria and Germany have become the latest EU countries to agree to remove travel restrictions.
Both have been judged to have done well in battling coronavirus with 623 and 7,735 deaths respectively.
From Friday there will be random checks at border crossings and then on 15th June free movement should resume.
“We want to make people’s everyday lives easier and take another step towards more normality,” said the .... Continue Reading at Planet Ski