EU Removes Six Countries From Safe Travel List

The European Union on Thursday released an updated safe travel destination, removing Japan and five other countries.

European Council said has removed six countries including Japan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, and Serbia. Meanwhile, Uruguay was added to the list.

The EU’s safe list now includes 12 nations, including Australia, Canada, and Saudi Arabia. Chinese territories Hong Kong and Macao are also considered safe.

Visitors and people returning from those countries are likely to face tighter controls, such as COVID-19 tests or quarantine.

Most fully vaccinated non-EU visitors are still allowed into the bloc, though tests and quarantine periods may be required depending on the EU country of arrival.

Earlier, the EU has also removed six countries, including Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, and the United States of America.

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