The European Commission asked on Wednesday the governments of the European Union to reopen their internal borders “as soon as possible” in order to get the tourism paralyzed by the corona virus back, while warning that they should not be discriminated against on the grounds of nationality and that the measures have to be adapted to the “epidemiological” situation.
At least thirteen EU countries, including Spain, and three other countries in the Schengen area keep their passage closed at their internal borders to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The block also keeps its external border closed until at least May 15.
Vice-President of the Rule of Law and Justice, Vera Jourova, announced at a press conference on Wednesday after an initial orientation debate by the College of Commissioners, the position of the Community executive, which will culminate in a series of recommendations that Brussels will publish in mid-May. “
“In order for the tourism industry to recover, the college believes travel restrictions should be lifted as soon as possible to avoid discrimination based on nationality,” said Jourova, speaking from Brussels.