On October 1, 2021, Nirvana Deliu-Policy Researcher/ EMA was on A2CNN to comment on the possibility of visa reinstatement as cited in a Reuters article. She stated that one or more-Member States can send a request to the European Commission to suspend visa liberalization for a particular country. This happens when we have a very high number of asylum-seekers and when a large number of individuals violate the right to reside in an EU country. Another reason is when a country, in this case Albania does not cooperate with Member States to accept citizens who must return. The fourth situation is when foreign nationals pose a public security risk to the EU. Moreover, Deliu added that even though there has been an increase in asylum applications, the suspension of visa liberalization can be applied only to a certain category.
A2CNN: Four reasons that can cause visa re-imposition