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Brussels (Reuters) - in the face of declining infection numbers and advances in vaccinations, the European Union relaxes the Corona travel restrictions in summer.
Thus, when traveling in the EU, completely vaccinated testing and quarantine conditions are to be released, the Portuguese Presidency announced on Friday. For other travelers, the restrictions should be followed by the country's infection situation that they come from. For this purpose, the limits for the corresponding traffic light warning system would also be loosened and additional EU regions are considered safe. The ambassadors of the 27 member states would have approved a revised proposal of the EU Commission.
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For travel from a green zone, there should be no restrictions, orange there may be a test obligation, when traveling from a quarantined area as a red, a quarantine edition is possible, with dark red is advised by non-necessary trips. In children from twelve years, tests could be necessary, but they would only need to quarantine if an accompanying adult has to be in quarantine. However, the EU countries can draw a "emergency brake" for all travelers from a certain region that has an increase in infectious virus variants. The system should also apply to countries of the Schengen area - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, but not for the former EU member of the UK. There, the delta variant of the coronavirus is now predominant, in which it is feared that they could be particularly contagious.
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