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EU travel rules to change due to worsening COVID-19 situation


In the near future, in connection with the coronavirus, the rules for crossing the internal borders of the European Union will be adjusted, said European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides. According to her, in December-January, Europe will face a strong deterioration in the epidemic situation, which is already making itself felt.

“In a few days, the rules for crossing (internal .— “B”) EU borders. The worsening situation with the pandemic requires updating information that is transmitted between states, ”said Ms Kyriakides in an interview. The reason.

In her opinion, all countries in which no more than 80% of the population is vaccinated will have to take serious measures in December-January. Now in Europe, the incidence has increased greatly: 473 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants are detected.

By spring, the number of deaths from coronavirus in European countries may exceed 2 million. This will happen if the pandemic develops at the same pace as now, said the regional office of the World Health Organization.

How EU countries are resisting the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 – in the material “Kommersant FM” “Europe is looking for an approach to the unvaccinated”.