EU opens bor­ders to ‘safe’ coun­tries

Arab News - - News Internatio­nal - AFP

The Euro­pean Union agreed Tues­day to re­open its bor­ders to 15 coun­tries ex­clud­ing the virusstric­ken US, as the pan­demic ac­cel­er­ated glob­ally with more than 505,000 deaths world­wide. Europe’s piece­meal re­open­ing comes as coun­tries strug­gle to re­vive eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity while fend­ing off new spikes of COVID-19, with hotspots still surg­ing in Latin Amer­ica and in the US.

Af­ter days of ne­go­ti­a­tions, EU mem­bers fi­nal­ized the list of coun­tries whose health sit­u­a­tion was deemed safe enough to al­low res­i­dents to en­ter the bloc start­ing on July 1 — but the US was no­tably ex­cluded, along with Russia and Turkey.

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