In response to the infectious variant of the coronavirus reports….
The European Union countries shut down travel between a leaving England and the rest of Europe leaving people and commerce stuck in limbo….
The European Commission has called on EU member states to drop “blanket travel bans” against people coming from the UK.
The bans, imposed by some countries in light of reports of a new Covid strain in southern England, are causing significant disruption to trade flows at Channel ports and have left some British and EU citizens stranded ahead of Christmas.
But in a recommendation issued on Tuesday afternoon, Brussels said travel restrictions to prevent the spread of any new strain should have exemptions to prevent border disruption, which is wreaking havoc on trade flows.
“Given the current uncertainties and in light of the precautionary principle, member states should take coordinated action to discourage non-essential travel between the UK and the EU,” Didier Reynders, the EU’s justice commissioner, said….