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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)
News article11 May 2022Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations1 min read

Implementation of sanctions: Commission publishes consolidated list of travel bans

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The European Commission has today published a consolidated list of travel bans in its EU Sanctions Map tool. This will allow our citizens to see who is subject to a travel ban under our sanctions measures, and therefore are prevented from travelling to the EU. This Sanctions Tool is available to Member State authorities as well as EU citizens. The aim of the EU Sanctions Map is to provide easily accessible information about adopted EU restrictive measures (sanctions). The information on the EU Sanctions Map is updated after any amendments to existing sanctions regimes or imposition of a new sanctions regime have come into force. High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, responsible for Common Foreign and Security Policy sanctions said, “Travel bans are an integral element of our foreign policy toolbox and an important feature of most EU sanctions regimes. Since 2014, the Council has imposed travel bans against 1,091 individuals in response to their actions violating Ukraine's sovereignty. Since the start of the illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine this year, approximately 900 travel bans restricting entry into the territory of the EU have been imposed against individuals who support and facilitate that aggression.” Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, responsible for sanctions implementation, financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union said, “It is important that there is full transparency on this issue and for our citizens to know which individuals are subject to travel bans. This includes those who are implicated, in one way or another, in Russia's unjustified aggression against the people of Ukraine. We have now updated our publicly accessible tool, which helps facilitate the implementation of our sanctions. Our Sanctions Map is one more way of shedding light on those responsible.”

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