Delegation of the European Union to Canada

EU Travel Advisory Update

Ottawa , 22/10/2020 - 21:08, UNIQUE ID: 201022_21
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The Council of the European Union has issued a recommendation on 22 October advising EU Members States to restrict non-essential travel from a number of countries, including Canada, which have seen a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

The recommendation is part of the Council’s responsibility to regularly review and adjust entry conditions into the EU based on the ongoing epidemiological situation in the European Union and around the world. The criteria to determine which countries are subject to temporary travel restrictions are strictly based on scientific data and the latest developments of the public health situation.

As stipulated in the Council recommendation, travel advisories continue to be reviewed and updated regularly, in the hope of moving towards lifting restrictions should the epidemiological situation improve.

It is important to note that EU Member States authorities are responsible to implement the recommendation according to their own country rules and, as such, the entry into force of concrete travel restrictions may vary in each Member State.

If you are a Canadian citizen planning to travel to the EU, you are highly advised to check the travel restrictions timeline for each individual country.

For more info, click here.

Contact the Embassies of EU Member States in Canada by clicking here.

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