EU advises resumption of flights with Macau and Hong Kong but only with reciprocity
The European Union Council (EU) recommended this Thursday to Member States to gradually lift travel restrictions to seven third countries, advising in particular to resume connections to the administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong, but only through reciprocity.
In a statement, the Council indicates that it has updated the “list of [third] countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted”, as agreed by Member States in June, when adopting a recommendation on the gradual lifting of temporary restrictions non-essential travel to the EU at the time of the covid-19 pandemic.
In this context, and “based on the criteria and conditions” established in that recommendation, the structure in which the countries are represented argues that “Member States should gradually lift travel restrictions at the external borders” for seven countries, namely for “the regions Chinese special administrative bodies – Hong Kong and Macau – subject to confirmation of reciprocity ”.
It is also in this condition of reciprocity that China remains, that is, until the Asian country reopens its borders to the EU, as has already been happening.
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