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Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

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.

EU Tourism Industry Wants Consistent Travel Rules Fast

Travel and tourism professionals in the EU are calling for the immediate implementation of harmonized regulations in order to facilitate movement and restart economies.

Greek, European Parliaments Approve EU Covid-19 Travel Certificate

Lawmakers in Greece and the EU gave the Covid-19 travel certificate the final go-ahead so that member states can put it into force on July 1.  

Global Travel Stakeholders Welcome EU Covid-19 Pass Deal

Global tourism stakeholders have welcomed the agreement between EU lawmakers and member states on the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel.

EU Set to Open its Borders to Vaccinated Third-country Travelers

Travelers from third countries wishing to visit member states of the European Union will soon be able to do so as long as they provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

European Parliament Approves Brexit Trade Deal

European Parliament approved the Brexit trade deal by an overwhelming majority, paving the way for a “new chapter” of friendly relations between the EU and the UK.

EU’s Digital Green Certificate No Risk to Personal Data 

The launch of an EU-wide Digital Green Certificate for travel will not put data protection at risk, according to European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides.

Commission Urges EU States to Agree on Common Re-Opening Strategy 

The European Commission has called on member states to endorse a common reopening strategy including the issuing of “green certificates” for safe travel.

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.

EU Closer to Agreeing on Digital Vaccination Passport

The EU member states appear ready to agree on the introduction of a digital Covid-19 vaccination passport as early as this month.

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).

PM: Greece Prepares to Welcome Tourists Safely for Summer

Greece's priority is to make travel safe and easier, the country's prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said during the Nueva Economia Forum organized by Spain.

ECDC Map Places Greece on Higher Covid-19 Risk Level 

All of Greece's regions are either labelled high or medium risk on the weekly European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) map.

Covid-19: Wider Athens Goes High Risk Red on ECDC Map 

Greece's Attica region, which includes Athens, has been labeled “red” on the weekly European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Covid-19 map.

More Countries Consider Covid-19 Health Passport Idea

One by one countries across the globe are announcing or considering plans to allow admission to tourists with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Greek PM Expects Tourism to Pick Up in Summer 2021

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis expects to see tourism to Greece pick up pace this summer after the sector took a blow last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece’s Ionian Isles Labeled ‘Green’ on ECDC Covid-19 Map

The Ionian islands in Greece are among the handful of areas in Europe labeled “green” on the updated colour-coded Covid-19 map of the ECDC.

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.

Commission Tables More Covid-19 Measures for EU-bound Travelers 

Pre-departure testing and a common European PLF are additional ideas tabled by the Commission in response to safe travel in the Covid-19 era.