EU likely to limit travel from outside Europe to July
The EU is not expected to open its borders to travellers from the rest of the world before July, officials said Friday after a meeting of the bloc's interior ministers.
The ban currently expires on June 15, but Ylva Johansson, the EU's home affairs commissioner, said there was a "strong preference" among the ministers to extend it.
Restrictions are also still in place between some EU member states, but they are slowly being lifted and the commission hopes this process will be completed soon.
While interior ministers have agreed to coordinate their moves, decisions about lifting border restrictions fall to national governments, rather than Brussels.