The EU states are unanimous in their opinion that internal borders closed due to coronavirus cannot be opened immediately. SARS-CoV-2 countermeasures will be weakened by EU countries only in coordination with each other.
European Union states will open the internal EU borders, closed
in the fight against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus with extreme caution. According to Davor Božinović, Minister of Internal Affairs of Croatia who is currently chairing the European Union, the Interior Ministers of the EU during the video conference on Monday, April 28, unanimously spoke out that the opening of the internal borders should be as prudent as in the case of possible opening of external.
Božinović emphasized that the 27 EU member states intend to weaken the anti-coronavirus countermeasures in close interaction with each other to prevent the second wave of infection. "The restrictions will be loosened over time, primarily in areas with a relatively low risk of the virus spread," the Croatian minister said.
EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson also said that border controls should not be abolished at once, but only in stages.
In connection with the crisis around coronavirus, many countries have resumed border control
within the Schengen zone, which includes 26 European states.