European Union To Restrict All “Nonessential Travel”

Business Insider reports:

The European Union will restrict all nonessential travel into the region for at least 30 days, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday. Only essential travel will be allowed for at least a month once the plan is approved by European leaders.

“The less travel, the more we can contain the virus,” von der Leyen said in a video statement, adding, “I propose to the heads of state and government to introduce temporary restriction on nonessential travel to the European Union.”

Under the plan, visitors from non-EU states will not be allowed to enter the region unless they are long-term residents of the EU, family members of EU nationals, diplomats, cross-border commuters, or essential workers like doctors, nurses, and researchers, von der Leyen said.