The European Commission is calling on the EU Member States to scrap their blanket ban on travel from the United Kingdom, while still restricting non-essential journeys in a coordinated way.
While non-essential travel should be discouraged, bans on flights and trains should stop to avoid supply chain disruptions, according to a recommendation by the Commission.
"Blanket travel bans should not prevent thousands of EU and UK citizens from returning to their homes," said EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders. “Given the current uncertainties and in light of the precautionary principle, Member States should take coordinated action to discourage non-essential travel between the UK and the EU," he added.
Our Recommendation to ensure EU coordinated approach to ?? travel restrictions:➡️ Non-essential travel discouraged, but transit should be facilitated. ➡️ Flight and train bans should stop: need to avoid supply chain disruptions. More here: https://t.co/PKuvnd9kQQ pic.twitter.com/I7cPslhlWc — European Commission ?? (@EU_Commission) December 22, 2020
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