Canada has been removed from the European Union’s “whitelist” of countries whose citizens are allowed access to the bloc for non-essential travel.
An EU official told CBCNews the decision doesn’t ban travel immediately, as the details of the proposed changes will now be hashed out in a written procedure, which is normally finalized within days.
In July, the EU set up a so-called white list of countries whose citizens would be allowed access for non-essential travel. Until now, Canada had been approved since Day 1. Officials meet every two weeks to decide if any changes should be made to the list based on the state of new coronavirus infections in the respective countries.
The list is not necessarily strictly enforced in every EU nation. Some countries have not placed any restrictions on visitors from countries on the “white list”, while other countries are more strict than what the list recommends.
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Anna is OJ’s newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she’s new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.