The EU Council has officially recommended to lift travel restrictions on 15 countries when external borders reopen from July 1. The United States will not be on the list of approved countries, because of the still rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. China is on the list but only in the event that EU citizens are allowed to travel there as well (reciprocy).
In the statement the EU said that the main criteria for lifting the travel restrictions was the number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days, the overall trend of COVID-19 cases and government handling of the crisis.
“China is on the list but only in the event that EU citizens are allowed to travel there as well rpose of this recommendation.”
These are the 15 countries on the list:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
* China is on the list but waits to be confirmed for reciprocy
Overall, this is good news for all incoming students starting their studies in Germany this winter semester. We’re ready to welcome you! 🙂