The government, which said it will re-evaluate its travel traffic light rules every three weeks, is said to be ready to announce the latest changes later on Thursday.
European shares rose on Thursday as investors focused on a steady economic rebound against the backdrop of fears of a tapering in global monetary stimulus, while technology stocks jumped following an overnight rally in their U.S. peers. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.6% by 0803 GMT, with financial services, retail and bank stocks among the biggest gainers. Technology stocks jumped 0.7%, tracking gains in the tech-heavy U.S. Nasdaq index, which closed at a record high on Wednesday.
Officials insisted that a 3% surge in prices will be temporary, saying it will then drop down towards its 2% target.