The European Commission's main concerns regarding Belgium's extension of its ban on non-essential travel is whether or not the measure is proportional, a spokesperson said on Monday.
In recent days, the Commission has been questioned several times about the restrictions on freedom of movement imposed in Belgium, but also in Germany, which is imposing travel bans for certain countries.
"The issue of proportionality is important to us, and we have some concerns about the rules in Belgium. We will keep in touch and take the necessary measures," Commission spokesperson Christian Wigand said on Monday, adding that there has been further contact between EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
On Twitter, Reynders said on Sunday that the "Member States agreed on a coordinated approach on travel restrictions" and that the "Commission is concerned about recent unilateral decisions."
"We are monitoring the situation in all Member States and will follow up shortly with letters," he added. The Belgian travel ban goes beyond the European recommendations for Member States, he said, and the EU had already expressed "a certain amount of concern" on Friday.
Member States agreed on a coordinated approach on travel restrictions. ?? @EU_Commission is concerned about recent unilateral decisions. We are monitoring the situation in all MS and will follow up shortly with letters.I will also discuss the issue on 23/02 at the #GAC #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/DEjBVCsm0W— Didier Reynders (@dreynders) February 14, 2021
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