European Union has extended ban on entry of Serbian citizens
The barrier remains in place
The European Union has not put Serbia back on the list of third states that are allowed free entry into the bloc in the circumstances of the coronavirus epidemic.
Although the issue of returning Serbia to the list of countries to which entry restrictions do not apply was raised in the working bodies of the EU Council, ambassadors of member-states took this topic off the agenda of today's meeting.
"Ambassadors did not discuss that topic, so there are no changes on the list," German diplomatic sources told Tanjug.
Diplomatic sources said that some member-states, led by Greece, advocated in favor of opening EU borders to citizens of Serbia due to improved epidemiological situation in the country.
"The assessment prevailed that the situation 'has not stabilized enough' both in Serbia and in the EU," Tanjug was told unofficially by the EU Council.
It is added that the latest figures on the epidemiological situation in Serbia, which Brussels has, go "a little over" the EU criteria of 16 infected per 100,000 inhabitants.
The list of third states allowed free entry into the EU is revised every two weeks.
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