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It was last updated on 17 January 2022, and includes:
- China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity)
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
Travel restrictions should also be gradually lifted for the special administrative regions of China:
- Hong Kong
Under the category of entities and territorial authorities that are not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State, travel restrictions for Taiwan should also be gradually lifted.
Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican should be considered as EU residents in this context.
As of 1 March 2022, EU countries should allow non-essential travel also for persons vaccinated with vaccines approved by the EU or by the World Health Organization and for persons who recovered from COVID-19.
On 30 June 2020, the Council adopted a recommendation on the possible gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. In its 'Annex I', the recommendation includes a list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which travel restrictions should be lifted. This list is reviewed every two weeks and, where appropriate, updated.
According to the recommendation, vaccinated persons, essential travellers and non-essential travellers from countries or entities included on Annex I should be allowed to travel into the EU under certain conditions.
Non-essential travel to the EU from countries or entities not listed in Annex I is temporarily restricted. However, EU countries can lift the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU for fully vaccinated travellers.
Schengen associated countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) also take part in this recommendation.