According to the report, the countries whose citizens have been granted permits into Europe as the union open its borders that were shut to curb the spread of COVID-19, include Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Australia, Bahamas, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada.
The European Commission, which monitors the bloc's laws, believes that "travel restrictions should not be lifted as regards third countries where the situation is worse" than the average in the 27 EU member countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
The commission said that citizens of Brazil, Qatar, the U.S. and Russian Federation would only be able to enter Europe at a later date when the epidemiological situation in these countries improves.
A qualified majority of EU countries - at least 55% of the EU countries, representing 65% of the EU population - have signed off on list.
The United States, which continues to record a high number of Coronavirus cases is also not on the list.
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The list of permitted countries is to be updated every 14 days, with new countries being added or even dropping off depending on if they are keeping the disease under control.
"A redrawn text of 10-20 countries was put to them, but many said they needed to consult first with their governments, diplomats said", the outlet reported.
Only Uganda and Rwanda have been listed among the East African Countries.
According to Euronews, a European pay television news network, headquartered in Lyon, France, the criteria used to select the countries was based on epidemiological data.
When EU guidelines were released a few weeks ago officials said the list would take into account the infection rate in countries concerned.
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