The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to prolong restriction on travel to the EU until May 15 due to coronavirus pandemic.

EU countries on March 17 adopted a 30-day restriction of non-EU nationals’ entry to the bloc’s territory to contain the spread of the virus.

Only health workers and researchers from non-EU countries could travel to the EU since then.

The European Commission has now proposed to extend the deadline to make sure that all measures against the pandemic reach their full impact.

Technically, it is the member states who need to coordinate their steps and impose travel restrictions

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