Unjabbed Brits could be BANNED from travelling to the EU next summer
Britons could be banned from travelling into the EU unless they are fully vaccinated against Covid under new rules being hammered out in Brussels today.
Under the plans, which would affect any tourist from outside the bloc, the 'white list' of approved countries would be scrapped in favour of making travel dependent on the vaccination status of the traveller.
Those fully jabbed with an EU-approved vaccine - which includes AstraZeneca and Pfizer - would be allowed to travel freely, provided their last dose was within the last nine months. Those with 'expired' jabs would need a booster shot.
Children, those who have recovered from the virus, people travelling for essential reasons and those jabbed with a WHO-approved vaccine would also be allowed but may require a pre-departure PCR test, Bloomberg reports.
The rules are likely to be phased in, and take full in effect by March. The same rules would then be applied to EU citizens travelling within the bloc from next summer.
Detailed plans are set to be published later today, and it will then be up to each member state whether to implement them.
It comes as the continent tries to control a rising wave of Covid infections, with leaders targeting the unvaccinated for the harshest measures.
The European Commission wants to harmonise rules across the 27 EU nations to allow free movement, a cornerstone of the European Union, but is facing new restrictions as cases break records amid flagging vaccination drives.
EU governments, which will need to approve the Commission recommendation, kicked off debate on the topic on Tuesday.
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