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Tourism Bodies Call for End of Color-coded Travel Guidance for the Vaccinated

European travel and tourism associations are requesting an end to the use of color-coded Covid-19 travel guidance systems and to travel restrictions for Digital Covid Certificate holders.

Covid-19: EU Summit to Examine Freer Travel Movement, Simpler Rules 

EU leaders are expected to request the mutual recognition of Covid-19 certificates from third countries in an attempt to facilitate travel in and out of the EU. 

Germany, France Raise Alarm Over Travel in View of Contagious ‘Delta’

Germany and France are calling for a coordinated EU travel guidance to contain the spread of the Covid-19 ‘Delta’ variant across Europe.

EU Likely to Allow Restriction-free Travel for the Vaccinated this Summer

Vaccinated travelers may soon be able to travel restriction-free across the EU after member states agreed to ease restrictions.

Sweden, Austria, Denmark to Introduce Vaccination Certificate 

Austria, Denmark and Sweden are among the countries planning to introduce a Covid-19 vaccination certificate to facilitate travel.

Eurocontrol: Covid-19 to Keep Air Traffic Slow to June 2021

Eurocontrol expects air traffic to be down by 55 to 70 percent through to June, impacted by Covid-19 measures.

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 States Agree on Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Guidelines 

EU member states have agreed on a set of guidelines that will allow for the establishment of an EU-wide accepted vaccination certificate.

EU Downgrades 2021 Growth Forecast Due to Covid-19 Resurgence

The European Commission has downgraded its 2021 growth forecast as one by one member states enter second lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tourism Committee Urges EU Actions to Save the Sector

Europe’s Transport and Tourism Committee is calling for immediate action to save the tourism sector and some 22 million jobs that are at risk due to Covid-19.

Germany Opens Borders but Extends Travel Warning to its Nationals

Germany will open its borders to visitors from Austria, France, Denmark and Switzerland on June 16 and has extended a travel warning for Germans until August 31.

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.