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Digital Green Certificate for Travel: The EU’s Proposal is Open to Third Countries

The Digital Green Certificate - a proposal put forward to enable restriction-free movement in the EU - is open to initiatives being developed globally, according to the European Commission.

EU and WHO Aiming for Universal Recognition of Health Certificates

The EU and the WHO are working to achieve the universal recognition of digital green certificates that will facilitate travel in the post-Covid-19 era.

ECTAA Calls on EU to Revise VAT Rules for Travel Agents

Europe’s travel agents and tour operators are urging the EU to review a set of special VAT rules to meet the demands of the digital era.

Green Light for EU’s €672.5bn Recovery and Resilience Tool 

The EU’s recovery and resilience facility has been approved, providing member states with 672.5 billion euros in funding for green and digital transition projects.

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.

Covid-19: Commission Proposes New Measures on Travel in the EU

The Commission has proposed new measures on travel in the EU that include stricter rules for travelers from areas where there is a higher-risk of Covid-19.

Commission: All Non-essential Travel ‘Strongly Discouraged’

The European Commission is calling on member states to discourage non-essential travel until the Covid-19 epidemiological situation has considerably improved.

Commission Approves Works on Central Greece E65 Highway 

The European Commission gave Greece the go-ahead to proceed with the construction of a road network linking Trikala town with the main Egnatia Motorway.

Tourism Minister: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Not Required for Greece Entry

A Covid-19 vaccination certificate will not be required for travel to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greek PM Proposes Joint EU Vaccination Certificate for Travel

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is calling for the introduction of an EU-wide vaccination certificate that will facilitate safe travel.

EU: 2021 is the European Year of Rail

The European Commission, on January 1 launched the European Year of Rail 2021, with the aim to highlight the benefits of rail as a sustainable and safe means of transport.

EU Approves €1.25bn German State Aid for TUI

The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute with up to 1.25 billion euros to the recapitalization of TUI AG.

Greece Ready to Address Brexit Challenges

The Greek government has taken actions to cover legislative and administrative needs, and provide information to citizens and businesses, following the UK's exit from the EU as of December 31.

European Commission Greenlights €120m Greek Aid to AEGEAN

The European Commission has approved a 120-million-euro Greek aid measure to AEGEAN for damages suffered due to 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.

HOTREC Welcomes New EU Digital Rules that Protect Hospitality Providers

HOTREC, the European organization representing hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants, has welcomed the EU's proposed regulations that give hospitality enterprises more control over their digital presence.

Thessaly Region Honored for Developing Greece’s First Underwater Museum

The Region of Thessaly has received the first prize at the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) competition for developing Greece’s first underwater museum.

Aviation Industry Welcomes EU’s Smart Mobility Plan

Aviation bodies in Europe have welcomed the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, which promotes EU's green and digital transformation.

EU Presents Green, Smart and Affordable Mobility Plan

The European Commission has presented a plan for green, smart and affordable mobility, aiming to cut emissions by 90% by 2050.