“The EU and Member States should continue to pursue a joint strategy to restrict entry due to the omicron option in the EU, with regular daily revisions of major travel restrictions.

The EU and member states must be ready to introduce all the necessary control measures, ”the European Commission (EC) said in a statement.

At the end of November, it was reported that at least 44 carriers of the omicron coronavirus strain were identified in the European Union, none of them had a complex course of the disease.

The Dutch authorities said that the omicron coronavirus strain in the country was discovered on November 19 - before the arrival of the last two flights from South Africa.