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Brussels is creating a common color map in the EU to coordinate travel restrictions

September 4, 2020

The European Commission proposed this Friday to standardize the rules with a single color card in the European Union, which is used to coordinate travel restrictions within the EU during the coronavirus pandemic and ensure free movement.

Brussels has proposed common criteria to create a single epidemiological map of the EU based on the number of infections, the percentage of positive tests and the number of tests carried out, and dividing the European regions into a color code from green to red, goes through orange.

The map is based on data from the European Center for Disease Prevention (ECDC) and is updated weekly for the whole of the EU. She also hopes that the EU countries will provide timely information about the measures they intend to take for communication between the partners.

Brussels is creating a common color map in the EU to coordinate travel restrictionsBrussels is creating a common color map in the EU to coordinate travel restrictions

It is also proposed to unify restrictive measures among the 27, giving preference to the use of medical tests over quarantines. In any case, it is defended that no case prohibits an EU citizen from entering another member state.

“We propose a common code. If you travel from a green zone to a green zone, there should be no restrictions. If you go to an orange zone, we suggest voluntary action. If you arrive or return from a red zone, there may be restrictions. In any case, they have to decide. ” Member States, but if they decide to apply them, they must be the same for all red zones, including those that may exist in their own country, “Interior Commissioner Ylva Johansson said at a press conference.

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