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Coronavirus : the fear of the second wave of infections raise the question of the european borders


Un poste de contrôle des frontières entre la France et l’Espagne au Perthus, le 25 juillet.

No question, at this stage, for the countries of the european Union (EU), to proceed to a new closure of internal borders, even if an increase in the number of infections at Covid-19 manifests itself in a lot of places. ” You can imagine the chaos that would be created in full tourist season ! ? “if strangling a diplomat, however, well aware, he said, the risk of more and stronger to see manifest the “second wave” so much dreaded. He also insists : ” After the difficult negotiations of the past few weeks, there was no question of reviving the strife that would soon be diplomatic… ”

In the immediate future, the Twenty-Seven are concerned with, on the other hand, external borders and carry out adaptations of their measures of authorization/prohibition.

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Thursday, July 30, Algeria, which has registered 675 new cases of infection on July 24, has thus been withdrawn from the list of countries exempt from travel restrictions. Serbia and Montenegro had already suffered the same fate during the first revision of the document prepared at the end of June. Morocco has been maintained on the list but is placed ” under surveillance “.

Other countries outside the Schengen whose nationals are allowed to enter the EU are Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. The China figure, but with a condition of reciprocity is not fulfilled for the time being.

The United States, Russia, Brazil or India remains excluded. The British have, for their part, the fact that their country is still regarded as a member country of the EU, until the end of the transition period, post-Brexit, December 31.

Some States refuse to apply the list

It should also be noted that, although invited to comply with the provisions at length negotiated, and aims also to ensure consistency within the Schengen area, some Countries (Italy, Belgium, Hungary) have refused to apply the list, and close their borders to non-european nationals.

However, the movements of tourists does not prevent some countries are particularly anxious to enact restrictive measures against other member countries. Spain, in particular, is in the crosshairs of a lot of capitals after London has imposed on its own nationals returning to that country to put in quarantine. Norway has adopted a similar decision on July 24.

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