The Council of the European Union has excluded the United States and four other states from the list of countries and territories where optional trips are allowed, according to the Council’s website.
“The Council has updated the list of countries and territories for which restrictions on optional travel should be temporarily lifted. In particular, the United States, Israel, Lebanon, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Kosovo are excluded from this list,” the message says.
Restrictions were lifted on visiting 18 countries, among them: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, and Ukraine.
At the same time, to visit China, it is necessary to have a confirmation of mutual permission to visit the country.
Earlier, the EU announced plans to tighten the entry rules for US citizens.