is the correct answer To propose the European Commission, which this morning – and again in the early afternoon – advocated the suspension of flights from South Africa Quarantine is applied to passengers coming from this region. This afternoon, from a meeting The Crisis Response Mechanism, which brought together the 27 ambassadors, struck the agreement to move forward quickly with the restrictions, including the suspension of flights. The goal is to stop the spread of the new variant B.1.1.529, which the President of the European Commission has already considered a concern.
“Member states have agreed to impose rapid restrictions on all travel to the European Union from 7 countries in South Africa: Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe”, revealed on the social network Twitter a spokesperson for the European Commission.
Pressing with the emergency brakes activated on these flights, Brussels tried to coordinate and speed up the response, manning each for himself. Several countries, including Germany, France and Italy, had already announced that they would suspend flights from South Africa and other neighboring countries, and now there is agreement on the rest to move forward in that direction as well.
Among the measures that can be applied are also tests and quarantine, as well as the suspension of flights.
According to various sources, the representatives of the 27 united in a meeting this afternoon and agreed to proceed with the restrictive measures. However, this understanding does not represent an automatic executive decision, that is, now each country will have to act in accordance with national law, individually proceeding with various actions: suspending flights, quarantine or tests.
this friday, Antonio Costa had already admitted that he was in contact with Angola and Mozambique, “To try to preserve, as much as possible, the flights” and “the best solutions that ensure everyone’s safety.” For the prime minister, “the risk of transmission is not measured only by continents, nor by variables.” A final national decision is now awaited, bearing in mind that Mozambique is also on the list of seven countries that today 27 countries have agreed to be a target of restrictive measures.
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