A ban on non-essential travel into the European Union should be extended until the end of June, and then gradually lifted, the European Commission said on Thursday.
The coronavirus outbreak led the EU – apart from Ireland – plus non-EU countries Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland to impose blanket travel restrictions in the middle of March.
The restrictions were extended twice for 30 days each time and were set to run out on June 15.
After the extension until the end of June, the restrictions should be lifted “progressively” from July, the commission said in a press release.
“The restriction should be lifted for countries selected together by member states, based on a set of principles and objective criteria including the health situation, the ability to apply containment measures during travel, and reciprocity considerations,” the commission said.
“International travel is key for tourism and business, and for family and friends reconnecting,” Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said.
“While we will all have to remain careful, the time has come to make concrete preparations for lifting restrictions with countries whose health situation is similar to the EU’s and for resuming visa operations,” she said.
A common approach by European countries was important, Johanasson said, to avoid having to impose new borders between European countries.
The commission did not elaborate on the individual situation of countries outside Europe, other than when it came to Balkan nations.
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia should also see the ban lifted as of July 1, “given that their epidemiological situation is similar or better than that of the EU.”
According to the plan, the restart of visa services in EU member states should be synchronized with the lifting of the travel bans.
Man cries happy tears as his girlfriend surprises him with romantic birthday treat and gifts
A young lady had her boyfriend taken aback and had him all emotional after she surprised him with a special treat on his birthday.
The lady, @Ohits_Lexus on Twitter, showered her boyfriend with an array of gifts, ranging from chocolates to clothes in a well-decorated room.
@Ohits_Lexus prepared their home with a line up of all the goodies she got for her man and took him around the house for a tour while the gentleman shed happy tears after seeing the elaborate surprise she packaged for him.
The also told him to open up a safe and he brought out the diamond stud she got for him to replace the one he had. Sharing the video on Twitter, the girlfriend explained that she has never surprised him the way she did.
“So I surprised my boyfriend on his birthday. Ain’t did any shit like this. He started crying”, she wrote.
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A Nigerian lady has revealed how a cake maker tried to snatch her man, after baking and delivering the cake which he ordered from her.
According to the lady, the cake vendor opened up to her boyfriend that she has feelings for him, and she doesn’t mind being his side chick since he is already in a relationship.
Sharing WhatsApp conversations, she wrote;
“This babe delivered the cake to my man and she proceeds to ask him out. Or what am I reading? I can’t even breathe
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Popular Nigerian billionaire businessman and Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha has reacted to the backlash he has been subjected after photos and a video of his visit to Adeherself surfaced on social media.
Yesterday, Mompha paid Adeherself, born Adedamola Adewale a visit at her house in Lagos after EFCC released her from custody after meeting bail.
The two were very excited seeing each other but a cross-section of Nigerians trolled and criticized Mompha for visiting Adeherself who has been linked to the crime.
Taking to his Instagram story, the Bureau De Change boss described those criticizing him as ‘jobless Nigerian youths’ who always make a hasty judgment because they have no idea what the social media user has passed through.
Nigerians online are quicker to judge you for whatever allegation leveled against you without finding out the truth This beautiful young soul @adeherself has been accused of an offence which is not even strong enough to call her a criminal seeing comments on blogs yesterday just because i visited her just to calm her down and encourage her about trials of life… All i see is Jobless nigerian youths saying trash Just because you dont knw what @adeherself has pass through Stay Strong Beautiful Angel @adeherself You will be fine Soon God Bless ”
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