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Global Air Travel Industry Wants End to Covid-19 Controls

Airlines and airports are calling for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped.

WTTC Sees Tourism Covering Lost Ground in 2022, Saving Jobs

The travel and tourism industry appears to be getting closer to recovery this year, according the findings of a new study by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

EU Airports, Airlines: Studies Prove Covid-19 Travel Controls Ineffective

Blanket travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19’s Omicron have failed, global travel and tourism organizations say in a joint statement.

WTTC Sees Surge in Easter Bookings for Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sees a 250 percent increase in European bookings for Easter compared to 2021.

EU Proposes Restriction-free Travel for Digital Covid Certificate Holders

The EU is proposing for member states to implement a “person-based approach” and allow holders of valid EU digital Covid certificates to travel restriction-free.

World Tourism Bodies Agree ‘Travel Restrictions Don’t Work’, Call for Coordinated Approach

International travel associations are warning that travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 are not working.

Europe on High Alert due to ‘Delta’ Variant Spread

A new variant of Covid-19, known as ‘Delta’, is expected to account for 70% of new coronavirus infections in Europe by early August, according to the ECDC.

EU Commissioner: ‘We Can’t Go Back to Tourism As We Knew It’

Three challenges must be addressed before the EU could call it summer in the aftermath of Covid-19, according to Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton.

Aviation, Travel & Tourism Sectors Welcome EU-wide Digital Green Certificate Idea

The world’s aviation, tourism and travel sectors have warmly welcomed the idea of an EU-wide digital green certificate verifying Covid-19 vaccination.

European Parliament Approves Fresh ‘InvestEU’ Tools

Τhe European Parliament has approved the new InvestEU funding program, aiming to fortify the EU economy and create jobs.

IATA: Global Airline Industry to Remain Cash Negative in 2021

Covid-19 measures will keep the global the airline industry cash negative throughout 2021, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

ECTAA Calls on Airlines to Refund Travel Companies

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is urging airlines to fulfil their refund obligations.

ECTAA Calls on EU to Revise VAT Rules for Travel Agents

Europe’s travel agents and tour operators are urging the EU to review a set of special VAT rules to meet the demands of the digital era.

Europe Adopts Update on Covid-19 Travel Restrictions for Non-EU Citizens

The European Council has adopted a Commission proposal for updated recommendations on measures affecting non-essential travel into the EU from third countries.

EU Leaders Reiterate Pledge to Work Together on Covid-19 Actions

EU leaders have agreed that lifting Covid-19 restrictions should be gradual and also explored ways to develop a unified approach for the use of rapid antigen tests.

EU Leaders Step Up Fight Against Covid-19 with More Testing and Tracing

Keeping borders open and increasing rapid Covid-19 testing and tracing are at the top of the agenda of EU leaders.

EU Announces More Measures Against Covid-19 Resurgence

Τhe European Commission has announced an additional set of actions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and strengthen the internal market's resilience.

Re-open EU: New Site & App Offers Real-time Info for Safe Travel

Travelers planning to visit EU countries can now access a new website offering real-time information on destinations and Covid-19 safety regulations.

EU Calls for Voluntary Use of Virus-tracing Apps to Fight Covid-19

The EU is encouraging the voluntary use of virus-tracing apps so that citizens can be warned of a potential Covid-19 infection when they travel.