Coronavirus: Member States to extend restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 June
On Friday 8 May, the Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 June. The temporary travel restriction applies to all non-essential travel from third countries to the EU+ area. Based on the development of the epidemiological situation, the Commission will assess if a further prolongation of the travel restriction beyond 15 June 2020 will be needed.
As per the Communication dated 8 May “The scope of the extension of the temporary travel restriction should be the same as that set out in the Commission’s Communications of 16 March and 8 April 2020. “When applying the temporary travel restriction, Member States should follow the Guidance issued by the Commission on 30 March 2020” .