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Austria has no plans to open the borders to third countries

Austria has no plans to open the borders to third countries, despite the recommendation of the EU Council, said Wednesday foreign Minister Alexander Shallenberg.

The EU 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.

He said that Austria was initially focused on European area. What is agreed upon in the Council of the EU towards third countries, - the recommendation.

"Measures against third countries is not planned", - said Shallenberg at a press conference, adding that the government is in constant consultation on this matter.

In the list of countries recommended by the EU were not included, for example, Russia and the United States. It is recommended to start to remove restrictions for citizens 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.

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