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Europe marks July 1st for external borders to reopen for family, partners and tourists to visit

European Union and German Flag in Berlin Germany

- Berlin, Deutschland (German)

The worlds most ideal vacation place Europe has set July 1st as the date for the countries within the continent to reopen their borders to family members, loved ones, and tourists that live outside of the European Union nations.

The decision on easing restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus rests with national capitals, but Borrell said Brussels would suggest "a gradual and partial lifting" of the ban.

EU member states have begun to ease temporary restrictions on non-essential crossing of the borders within the bloc, with a goal of June 15 for restoring free travel. At the weekend, the interior ministers of the 27 member states agreed to coordinate a gradual reopening to travellers from outside the Schengen area, Britain and the EU.

Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland (Germany)

From June 15, internal EU borders will open

From this date, people should be able to travel freely across all EU bloc countries, once they are inside. For example, Austria will reopen its border with Italy on June 16th. Spain will reopen its borders with France and Portugal on July 1st and end its quarantine for international travellers.