The European Union's 27 member states will try to co-ordinate restrictions on links to the UK, after dozens of countries suspended travel amid alarm over a new coronavirus variant.
On Tuesday, the European Commission recommended countries lift restrictions and allow essential travel to resume, reports the BBC.
But EU member states are free to set their own rules on border controls and may continue with their own policies.
France and the UK are trying to reach a deal to end disruption in the Channel.
The new variant appears to be more transmissible, but there is no sign it is more deadly. Almost all EU member states are now blocking travellers from the UK.
The European Commission recommended member states allow people to travel to their country of residence providing they take a Covid-19 test or self-isolate. But it said non-essential travel should be discouraged.
It also said transport staff, such as lorry drivers, should be exempt from all travel restrictions and mandatory testing.
The recommendation will be put to EU ambassadors later on Tuesday and member states will then consider adopting the rules. But despite this, countries are likely to continue with their own policies, the BBC's Gavin Lee reports from Brussels.