Montenegro on the list of safe countries

This proposal was supported by the permanent representatives of the EU member states, and the decision is expected to be formally confirmed by the end of the week.

The EU's external borders are closed to all travel that has not been necessary since March last year to curb the spread of the coronavirus. As vaccination has progressed, restrictions have gradually begun to ease.

However, the EU has also envisaged an «emergency brake» mechanism, which could reactivate the travel ban if the epidemiological situation worsens.

In order for a certain country to be included in the list of safe, it is necessary to meet certain criteria, among which is a maximum of 75 positive cases of infected with the corona virus per 100 thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days.


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