With 60% of Europe’s population expected to be infected with COVID-19, the European Union is bucking the trend by lifting the embargo.

2022-07-25 0 By

According to reports, the Council of the European Union has recently issued new rules on travel within the EU: travellers can travel between the 27 EU countries without isolation or additional novel coronavirus testing, only with a proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative test.Specifically, travellers will be free to enter any EU country if they have completed two doses of the vaccine within the past 270 days.This also applies to travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, as well as those who have a PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival or have tested negative for antigen 24 hours prior to arrival.The new rules will take effect on February 1.The World Health Organization previously said 60 percent of Europeans could be infected with Omicron by March.Despite the high rate of infection across Europe, member states are responding and waiting for the day to be lifted.(Editing by Zhai Jing Lao Xu)