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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.

European Commission Takes a Stand on Vouchers for Canceled Travel

Making vouchers for canceled travel more attractive, as an alternative to reimbursement in money, would increase their acceptance by consumers, according to the European Commission.

Travel Vouchers Should Remain Voluntary, Says European Commission

The European Commission is not against vouchers as an alternative to cash refunds for canceled travel bookings due to Covid-19, but only if they are voluntary and secured against insolvency of travel operators.