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European Commission recommends to open EU external borders on July 1

The border between Belarus and Lithuania /​

The European Commission has issued a recommendation to the EU countries to lift all restrictions on domestic travel starting from June 15. And the EU external borders are recommended to be open from July 1, writes.

At the same time, the European Commission has called on the EU countries to agree on a list of countries whose citizens will not be affected by the restrictions. 

The European Commission does not recommend to completely lift restrictions, as the epidemiological situation with the coronavirus in some countries remains critical. When lifting restrictions, it is recommended to take into account both the epidemiological situation and the ability of the authorities to take restrictive measures.

In her speech, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said that the time has come to lift restrictions for countries where the epidemiological situation is similar to that in the EU.

In Belarus, several hundred new cases of coronavirus infection are still registered daily. It's hard to predict how quickly our country will get to the "clean" list.