Belgium intends to lift ban on tourist travel by April 1

Belgium intends to lift ban on tourist travel by April 1
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Belgium intends to lift the ban on optional, including tourist, trips outside of the country, introduced at the year start over the threat of new coronavirus strains' spread, by April 1, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to De Croo, the Belgian authorities will soon prepare and send a response to the European Commission, in which they will indicate that the restrictions are "temporary in nature and concern only optional travel."

Instead of a travel ban, the Belgian federal authorities are proposing that the regions negotiate stricter quarantine and testing rules.

“We will have another tool that will allow us to restrict unnecessary travel,” the Belgian prime minister explained.

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