Germany will try to ban British travelers from entering the European Union regardless of whether they have had the Covid-19 vaccine, The Times reported on Monday.
The German Chancellor wants to designate the UK as a “country of concern” because Delta strain the coronavirus is so widespread there, the newspaper writes.
The plans will be discussed by senior European and national officials in the EU’s Integrated Political Crisis Committee and will be opposed by Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and Portugal, the newspaper added.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Checkers next week.
Next month, the UK plans to unveil plans to allow fully vaccinated people to travel unhindered to all countries with the exception of the countries with the highest risk of COVID-19. But, apparently, Britain itself may be blacklisted.
The reason, which is not named, was that the majority of British residents are vaccinated with AstraZeneka, which, according to some experts, gives insufficient protection (60%) from Delta strain Covid-19, in spite of statement developers.