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Lockdown: Travel Activities Resume in Europe as Ban is Lifted

France, Germany and Switzerland all have opened up their boarders three months after a travel ban was imposer as a restriction to curb the spread of the COVID -19 pandemic.

The boarders of France has been reopened with all EU countries except for Spain where restrictions would remain till June 21.

In line with the British restrictions on individuals arriving from France, all passengers arriving from Britain would be asked to self isolate for 14 days.

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All Borders with non-EU countries would remain close to all except for unavoidable travel and for incoming foreign students who are heading to France.

However, Germany has lifted the travel restrictions for most European countries. The Foreign ministry of Germany as at midnight on Monday removed warning against travelling to 27 countries in Europe from its website, putting an end to the directives against foreign travel that had been put to curb the spread of the pandemic.

The lifting of restrictions is in line with the recommendation of the European Commission, urging EU memebers to reopem their boarders.

The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) has in good faith welcomed the lifting of restrictions, saying that the opening of the EU borders would act as a second stimulus package for the German economy.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government of Nigeria had earlier announced it will open up state boarders as well as airports in the country starting from June 21 when the running lockdown order would have elapsed.

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