The EU proposed Wednesday to reintroduce travel restrictions with Algeria due to an upsurge in Covid-19 contamination in this country and the decision must be endorsed Thursday by the member states, we learned from diplomatic sources.
The update of the list created in mid-June to coordinate the reopening of the EU’s external borders was submitted for validation by written procedure on Wednesday after a meeting of ambassadors from the 27 member states. The consultation is due to end Thursday afternoon, said a European source.
The list of countries whose nationals are authorized to travel within the EU is established on the basis of epidemiological criteria, among other things.
The stakes are high during this summer vacation period.
It has been proposed to withdraw Algeria after an upsurge in cases of contamination there, several European sources explained.
Since the registration of the first case on February 25, 1,174 deaths have been recorded in Algeria, according to figures from Tuesday. On July 24, the country recorded a daily record of infection (675) on its soil.