The Council of the European Union lifts entry restrictions for travelers from 16 countries, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and Qatar, as part of the modernization of the epidemiologically safe countries.
In this context and in accordance with the recommendation on the gradual lifting of temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the European Union, the Council of the European Union issues an update to the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and regional authorities whose travel restrictions should be lifted, as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates were added to the list after In recent weeks, the two countries recorded a decrease in the number of coronavirus cases recorded in their territories.
It is worth noting that the list updated by the Council of the European Union includes:
- Kingdom Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates (new)
- Bahrain (new)
- China (including Hong Kong and Macau), subject to confirmation of reciprocity.
- New Zealand
- South Korea
It is worth noting that the list of safe third countries is updated by the Council every two weeks, or as the case may be. The Council advised on September 23 last to add Chile, Kuwait and Rwanda to the list and to remove Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to what was published by Emirates Today newspaper.