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The European Union needs Australian vacationers to begin travelling once more after creating its first “safe list” of 14 countries from which the bloc will permit non-essential journey within the aftermath of the worldwide pandemic.

A resident wears a protective mask near the Eiffel Tower.

A resident wears a protecting masks close to the Eiffel Tower.Credit score:AP

Travellers from the “protected checklist” international locations will doubtlessly be capable to go to Europe after which journey freely all through the Schengen space, which incorporates 22 EU international locations, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

The 14 international locations are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

The checklist shall be reviewed each two weeks so as to add some international locations and take away others. It is just a advice to EU members, who can nonetheless impose some journey restrictions. The concept at the least is that they need to not divulge heart’s contents to different international locations.

Russia, Brazil and Turkey, together with the US, are amongst international locations whose containment of the virus is taken into account worse than the EU common, and so should wait at the least two weeks for approval.