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Bangladesh no longer eligible for Schengen visa

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  1. Black_cats

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    Bangladesh no longer eligible for Schengen visa
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    • Published at 07:04 pm June 28th, 2020
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    Bangladesh not among the 54 countries that will benefit from the reopening of the European Union, which is expected to begin next month

    Bangladeshis will no longer be eligible to enter Schengen countries once the European Union borders open by the beginning of July, reports Euronews.

    Bangladesh has not been listed among the 54 countries who will be able to enter Schengen countries using a short-stay visa that allows a person to travel to any members of the Schengen area. There are no border controls within the Schengen zone.

    The citizens of 54 world countries will benefit from the reopening of the European Union external borders, which is expected to happen by the beginning of July.

    According to sources of Euronews, EU officials failed to agree on a common list of the countries that would definitely be banned from entering the block upon the border reopening but managed to create a list of the countries with a better epidemiological situation, the citizens of which will be able to enter Europe by the end of next week.

    The same sources have also confirmed that citizens of Brazil, Qatar, the US and Russia will only be able to enter Europe at a later date when the epidemiological situation in these countries improves.

    Only two South Asian countries – India and Bhutan – made the list.

    Ahead of its official release later this week, which is expected to be implemented after July 1, EU officials said that the list will be updated according to the epidemiological situation and coronavirus response in each country, the ability to apply containment measures during travel, and whether or not that country has lifted travel restrictions towards the EU.

    On June 11, the commission presented its recommendation on the reopening of internal Schengen borders on June 15, so that Europeans can travel within the borderless area freely, just as they did during the pre-pandemic times, according to Schengenvisainfo.com.

    The commission also recommended that the member states should start allowing third-country nationals to enter the EU starting from July 1, gradually and partially, based on the epidemiological situation in each third-country.

    https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2020/06/28/bangladesh-no-longer-eligible-for-schengen-visa
     
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    Wth, we aren't on the list too? What about Nepal, Srilanka, strange, quite strange, wonder what's their criteria.
     
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    I am surprised you are surprised.
     
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    https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/ne...ed-to-enter-eu-when-borders-reopen-on-july-1/
    Wow even North Korea was included. What has Bangladesh done wrong? :what:
     
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    No idea why India is on that list as infection rates there are going through the roof.
     
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    Yes that's puzzling. PDF Hindus might gleefully argue that EU can't refuse an 'economic titan' like India, but on that logic there's no way they would exclude the US either.
     
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    I am sure it must be some mistake that will be soon corrected as otherwise
    masses of infected Indians would pour into EU countries and set off a 2nd wave.
     
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    I have very good idea about it . It's all about money . India is much larger market than Bangladesh as it has 1.4 billions of people . So life is less important than money my man!

    Or another reason could be the endless anti govt propaganda of some activists who are trying to say that the real infection and death rate in Bangladesh is much higher but govt is hiding it .

    Dr Younus and some others have very good lobby !
     
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    Nope. I believe Indians form one of the biggest business class and worker visa types in EU companies. With companies reopening, they need employees to kick-start growth again.
     
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