EU Sanctions Map and Travel Ban Tool were realized as essential tools through which the EU can intervene where necessary to prevent conflict or respond to emerging or current crises.
Travelers will be able to learn about whether a specific region or territory is subject to a travel ban under sanctions measures with the newly published EU Sanctions Map tool, the European Commission recently announced.
The EU Sanctions Map includes a list of destinations subject, under EU sanctions to travel restrictions as well as a consolidated list of persons not allowed to come into the EU because they are under a travel ban. The Map provides easily accessible information about adopted EU restrictive measures (sanctions).
The sanctions tool is available to member states as well as EU residents and invites users (whistle-blowers) to report violations of EU sanctions with protected identity.
Information on the map will be updated following changes to existing sanctions regimes or when new sanctions have come into force.
Additionally, the tool reveals where and who is under sanctions for chemical weapons, cyber-attacks, human rights, and terrorism.
Currently, the EU has over 40 different sanctions regimes in place. Some are mandated by the United Nations Security Council, whereas others are adopted autonomously by the EU.