Recommendation on travel of Tunisians to Europe, not "binding" for EU member States (Francisco Acosta Soto)
23/10/2020 13:36, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The recommendation issued by the European Union (EU) on the travel of Tunisian nationals to the European territory is not "binding" for EU Member States, Deputy Head of Mission of the European Union Delegation to Tunisia Francisco Acosta Soto said Friday.

"It is indeed a recommendation and not a binding decision for EU member states,"the EU official told TAP, adding EU countries are free to interact with this recommendation or not.

He said this recommendation, already endorsed, is linked to the epidemiological situation and the surge in the number of COVID-19 infection cases.

It will continue for at least three weeks.

The EU 27 member States agreed earlier this week on a list made of 8 countries exempted from this rule.

According to the European Union Council, the list includes Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay.

European media had stated on October 21, that nationals from Canada, Tunisia and Georgia are banned from entering the EU due to the epidemiological situation in these countries.

"Due to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 infection cases, Tunisia, Canada and Georgia have been removed from the list," the official confirmed.

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