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New EU Mechanism Detects Fake Covid Certificates

The European Commission has adopted a mechanism to revoke fraudulent or erroneous EU Digital COVID Certificates.

European Tourism Manifesto Wants Covid Pass to Include All Vaccines

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is proposing a series of amendments on the European Commission’s new EUDCC regulation.

EU Council Agrees to Extend Covid Certificate Validity Beyond 2022

The Council of the European Union has agreed to extend the validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate beyond 30 June 2022.

EU Covid-19 Certificates for Travel Now Valid 9 Months Without Booster Shot

The digital COVID certificate for travel in the EU is now valid for only 9 months after 2 doses of a vaccine against Covid-19.

Australia and Canada Off EU Safe List for Travel

The European Council is recommending for EU member states to reintroduce temporary entry bans or travel restrictions for visitors from Argentina, Australia and Canada.

Jordan and Namibia are Off EU’s Safe List for Travel

The European Council has removed Jordan and Namibia from its list of safe third countries for non-essential travel into the EU.

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.

Indonesia on EU’s Safe List for Air Travel

The European Council has added Indonesia to its updated list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted.

Frontex Completes Entry-Exit System Pilot Project for EU Land Borders

The Entry Exit System (EES) will change the way we cross borders and help protect the security of European citizens, says Frontex.

EU Takes Singapore and Ukraine Off Safe List for Travel

The European Council removed Singapore and Ukraine from its safe list for non-essential travel into the EU.

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.

EU Tells Members to Open Borders to Travelers from Bahrain and United Arab Emirates

The European Council has added Bahrain and United Arab Emirates to its updated ‘safe list’ of countries for which restrictions should be lifted for travel into the EU.

Greece Moves up ‘World’s Most Powerful Passport’ Ranking

The Greek passport has moved up one place, ranking seventh on the Henley Passport Index 2021, offering its holders visa-free access to 185 countries.

EU Drops Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova from Safe List for Travel

The European Council removed Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Moldova from its safe list for non-essential travel into the EU.

Covid-19: Albania, Serbia and Japan Dropped from EU’s Safe List for Travel

Six countries, including Albania, Serbia and Japan, have been removed from the list of safe third countries for non-essential travel into the EU.

Greece will Welcome US Visitors Until End of Season, Says Tourism Minister

While a number of EU countries are imposing additional Covid-19 travel restrictions on US visitors, Greece is making it clear that it has no intention of excluding American arrivals.

EU Advises Covid-19 Travel Restrictions on Visitors from the United States and Israel

The European Council removed the United States and Israel from its list of safe third countries for non-essential travel into the EU.

EU Urges Member States to Lift Restrictions for Travelers from Ukraine

The European Council has recommended for member states to lift restrictions for non-essential travel into the EU for travelers from Ukraine.

Travelers from Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia Should be Allowed to Enter the EU, Says Council

Canada, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia are among the countries for which the European Council recommends member states to lift restrictions for travel into the EU.

United States Now on EU’s Safe List for Travel

The European Council has added the United States to its updated list of countries for which restrictions should be lifted for travel into the EU.