6 countries have been removed from the list of countries where EU members may not apply travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak, and one country has been added to the list.
According to the statement issued by the Council of the European Union, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Brunei were removed.
In addition to Japan and Serbia from the list of countries exempted from travel restrictions, Uruguay was the only country added to the list.
With the latest update, the countries on the list were Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Jordan, New Zealand, and Qatar.
In addition to Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, and Uruguay, the border with China may also be opened with permission.
In addition, the border with China may be opened if EU countries allow their citizens to travel on a reciprocal basis.
The EU list is advisory to the member states and not binding, while tourist trips to the EU are allowed from the countries on the list.
Some measures such as testing and quarantine can be applied to passengers, and travel restrictions imposed by EU countries to countries, not on the list continue.
In March last year, the European Union decided to impose restrictions on non-essential travel to 27 member states.
As well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, which are part of the Schengen area, to prevent the spread of the epidemic.