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EU Digital COVID Certificate to Get 1 Year Extension

The regulation establishing the EU Digital COVID Certificate will be prolonged by one year, allowing persons to continue using their certificate, where needed, to travel across the EU.

Colombia and Malaysia Join the EU Digital COVID Certificate System

Covid-19 certificates issued by Colombia and Malaysia are now equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel, the European Commission has announced.

EU Updates Covid Pass Rules for Traveling Kids

The European Commission has updated a set of rules for traveling children as part of the EU Digital Covid Certificate system.

Commission Urges EU States to Terminate ‘Golden Passport’ Schemes

The European Commission is calling on EU states to take immediate action on golden visa schemes as these "threaten security and facilitate corruption" particularly in view of the Russia-Ukraine war.

EU Urges Member States to Lift Last Remaining Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders has called for Member States of the European Union to lift the last remaining Covid-19 travel restrictions within the bloc.

Covid-19: EU Countries Can Now Issue Recovery Certificates Based on Rapid Tests

Member states of the European Union are now able to issue Covid-19 recovery certificates also based on positive rapid antigen test results.

Commission Proposes Extending EU Covid-19 Travel Pass by a Year

As part of ongoing efforts to facilitate safe travel, the European Commission proposed extending the use of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by a year.

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.

EU Now Accepts Covid-19 Vaccine Certificates of Georgia, Moldova, New Zealand and Serbia

The European Union now accepts Covid-19 certificates issued by Georgia, Moldova, New Zealand and Serbia, recognizing them as equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

EU Accepts Covid-19 Digital Certificates Issued by UK and Armenia for Travel

Covid-19 certificates issued by Armenia and the UK are now equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate system for travel.

Sixteen Airlines Promise to Refund Passengers in 7 Days After Flight Cancellations

Sixteen major airlines have committed to provide better information to passengers and issue refunds in 7 days in case of flight cancellations.

Airlines Must Improve Handling of Flight Cancellations, Says Commission

The European Commission is calling on airlines to improve how they deal with cancellations in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

EU: Fully Vaccinated Should Be Exempt from Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

The Commission has proposed for fully vaccinated persons holding Covid-19 vaccination certificates to be exempt from travel-related testing and quarantine.

EU States Agree on Technical Specifications for Covid-19 Travel Pass

EU countries have agreed on guidelines describing the main technical specifications for the implementation of the system for Digital Green Certificates.

EU Moves Forward with Green Certificates Aiming for June 

The Digital Green Certificate, aimed at enabling travel across the EU, is expected to enter into force in June or early July, according to EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.

ETOA: EU Must Speed Up Launch of Digital Green Certificate

With summer approaching, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is calling on EU authorities to speed up the process for the launch of a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate travel.

EU Aiming to Launch ‘Digital Green Certificate’ for Travel by Summer

The European Commission is aiming to launch a Digital Green Certificate by this summer to facilitate safe travel inside the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic.

EU Calls for Open Borders to UK for Essential Travel

The European Commission has called on member states to facilitate essential travel and transit of passengers from the United Kingdom.

Global Tourism Voices Say ‘Coordination’ is Needed for Recovery from Covid-19

Tourism's recovery from Covid-19 needs strong coordination that will accelerate the lifting of travel restrictions, ensure safe travel and support businesses and jobs.

EU Looks to Make Travel Easy with Colour-coded Covid-19 Map of Countries

The European Commission has proposed to simplify travel during Covid-19 times with a common colour code for destinations and a set of measures.
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