The European Union, after months of restrictions, is preparing to open its borders on July 1, but not for all countries.
The European Union is considering temporarily denying entry to its territory to citizens of a number of countries, including the United States, Russia, and Brazil. The reason for this decision is the unfortunate situation with the spread of coronavirus in these States, the New York Times reported on June 23, referring to the draft of the relevant document.
It is noted that the EU is discussing two possible lists of acceptable visitors, based on how countries are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, both possible lists exclude the United States and at the same time give a вЂњgreen lightвЂќ China, the publication stressed.
Also, according to the NYT, EU borders will open to developing countries such as Uganda, Cuba, and Vietnam.
Recall that in March, US President Donald Trump banned entry from all European countries except the UK.
The EU criticized the decision of the head of the White House, noting that вЂњ coronavirus is a global crisis that requires cooperation, not unilateral actions."