The European Union pulled Serbia and Montenegro off the list of only fifteen countries on Thursday that decided two weeks ago to reopen their external border after months of coronavirus containment had been closed due to the epidemiological situation in the Balkans has worsened.
The other destinations for which the block announced the opening of transit on July 1 remain unchanged: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Georgia and China. In the case of China, the passage depends on the principle of reciprocity.
The 27 agreed on a first list of countries authorized to resume passenger traffic with the European Union from July on, with the condition that the list be reviewed every two weeks so that it can regularly adapt to changing health conditions.
Reopening is a recommendation, leaving Member States free to impose stricter restrictions, and in fact several partners have decided to exclude several countries on the list from reopening from the start.