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Four countries have adopted the EU recommendations on lifting restrictions on the borders

Associated with the Schengen area Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland acceded to the recommendations adopted by the Council of the EU, the gradual removal of restrictions on the optional trip to the European Union from 1 July, said the Council.

The Council on Tuesday agreed on the recommendation regarding the progressive removal of restrictions on the optional trip to the European Union, adopting the list of countries in which borders can start to open from 1 July. It did not include, for example, Russia and the United States.

It is recommended to start to remove restrictions for residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China, but subject to confirmation of reciprocity in the opening of borders. The people of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican should be considered as EU residents when applying this recommendation, stated in the release.

The recommendation itself is not binding. "The authorities of the member countries remain responsible for the use of the contents of this recommendation. They can in full transparency only gradually to remove restrictions on travel in relation to the listed countries," - said in a release.

According to the recommendation, EU member States should not without the consent to remove travel restrictions for residents of those countries which are not included in this special list. The list should be reviewed every two weeks.

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