Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which travel restrictions should be lifted. In particular Indonesia was added to the list.
We are very happy with the decision of the Council. All strong efforts by the Government and the people of Indonesia to contain the virus have shown a positive impact. We hope that Indonesia’s epidemiology stays good in the future. We also look forward to working closely with the European Union and its member countries to increase ease of travel between Indonesia and the EU.Andri Hadi, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the EU
As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed every two weeks and, as the case may be, updated.
Based on the criteria and conditions set out in the recommendation, as from 18 November 2021 member states should gradually lift the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries:
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity
Travel restrictions should also be gradually lifted for the special administrative regions of China Hong Kong and Macao.