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EU EXPECTED TO OPEN UP FOR TOURISM THIS SUMMER
The bloc's executive has recommended easing coronavirus travel restrictions next month to let foreign travellers from more countries enter to boost the stricken tourism industry.
Only people from seven countries can currently holiday in the European Union, including Australia and Singapore, if they show a negative COVID test and quarantine.
On Monday, new proposals released by the European Commission - which require approval by the EU's 27 member states - would let in fully vaccinated foreign citizens and those from countries with a "good epidemiological situation".
Travellers from Britain, Russia and several other countries would meet the new criteria, according to data provided by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).