The EU refused to open its borders to the Russians until the end of August

The European Union decided to extend until the end of August a list of countries which will open the external borders of the member countries. This was reported by RBC Counsellor of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow the Timna Kouwenaar.

According to him, the EU, in contrast, discuss the closure of the borders with some States in case of deterioration of the epidemiological situation. The diplomat stressed that the exemptions are not talking.

"As for Russia, due to the high incidence it's impossible to say that this country in the short term may move to another list", — concluded Kouwenaar.

The EU Council in late June, agreed on the recommendation regarding the progressive removal of restrictions on optional visits to the EU approved list of countries for which the border was open from 1 July. The lists are not binding for the member States of the European Union, many of them do not adhere to.

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