The European Union Will Reopen Its Borders To Some Vaccinated Travellers This Summer

The 27-country bloc has agreed to open its borders.👇

European Union Is Reopening Its Borders To Vaccinated Travellers
Senior Editor

The European Union is reopening its borders to eligible vaccinated tourists, although it's not yet clear if this will include Canada or not.

On Wednesday, May 19, ambassadors of the 27-country bloc approved a European Commission proposal to allow fully vaccinated travellers into the E.U.

European Commission spokesperson Christian Wigand confirmed that ambassadors had "agreed to update the approach to travel from outside the European Union."

The European Council now "recommends that member states ease some restrictions, in particular for those vaccinated with an E.U.-authorized vaccine," Wigand added.

Pending final approval, the official border reopening could take just days to implement, according to reports. A full proposal is expected as early as Friday, May 21.

Following this news, Canada's largest airlines called on the federal government to restart international travel to and from Canada ASAP.

Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.