France is the most recent country to join the rest of the Schengen Members on the introduction of internal border controls as a measure for fighting the further outbreak of the COVID-19.
Contrary to the 20-day border reintroduction applied by the other countries, most of which have been extended for an additional 20 days, France has taken a step further announcing it will keep its border controls in place for seven months, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
According to the European Commission, which the Member States are obliged to inform on the reintroduction of border controls, France decided to extend its border controls which have been in place for years now due to persistent terror threat, to internal borders, until October 31.
“France (October 31, 2019 – October 31, 2020) Coronavirus COVID-19, persistent terrorist threat, high profile political event in Paris, secondary movements; all internal borders.”
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