The border that Belgium closed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (Corona19) will be reopened in European countries starting on the 15th.

According to AFP news on the 3rd (local time), the Belgian government said on the 15th that it will open its borders again to the EU member states, the Schengen accord, and the United Kingdom.

In Europe, 22 of the 27 member states of the EU, including Belgium, and 26 other countries such as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, have joined the Schengen Agreement, a free movement across borders.

In the Schengen region, passport inspection is omitted when crossing the border to ensure freedom of movement between the participating countries, but the function has been temporarily suspended as each country takes control of the border with the spread of Corona19.

However, as the spread of corona19 in Europe has slowed recently, countries have been easing the control.

The Belgian government also made it possible for most industries, including restaurants, pubs and cafes, to resume operations from the 8th.

However, guidelines such as maintaining a distance of 1.5m between tables should be followed.

Some, such as night clubs, were excluded from the elimination of blockades.

Movie theaters and performance venues open on July 1.

The audience is limited to 200 people, and wearing a mask is recommended.

Belgium took a blockade on March 13, and recently, as the spread of Corona 19 slowed, it opened school and gradually eased the blockade by allowing some stores to open.

(yunhap news)