Europeans have rediscovered borders within the Schengen Area. Austrian authorities temporarily stopped trains on the Italian side of the Brenner Pass to check passengers for COVID19 infection. It may all be one big happy Europe but they’re all still suspicious of one another. Brexit is looking better every day.
The spread of disease serves to remind people that borders exist for a reason and might be useful after all. Coupled with the continuing migrant crisis, the virus will persuade the public to reconsider their open-borders inclinations.