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Global Air Travel Industry Wants End to Covid-19 Controls

Airlines and airports are calling for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped.

EU to Lift Travel Restrictions for the Vaccinated from Third Countries

The European Council has updated its recommendation on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU from third countries.

EU Airports, Airlines: Studies Prove Covid-19 Travel Controls Ineffective

Blanket travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19’s Omicron have failed, global travel and tourism organizations say in a joint statement.

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.

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.

The Euro Turns 20, Prepares to Meet New Challenges

The euro turned 20 on January 1 and since its introduction has been adopted by 19 EU countries; become the second most important global currency; and been used by more than 340 million people.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 Stays Open to American Travelers Despite EU Recommendation

Greece is among the European countries that have not followed an EU recommendation to curb nonessential travel for visitors from the US.

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.

Greece Bans Belarusian Carriers from its Airspace and Airports

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has introduced a ban on the overflight of Greek airspace and on access to Greek airports by Belarusian carriers of all kinds.

EU Adds Japan to Safe List for Air Travel

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

EU Makes Progress on Covid-19 Digital Certificate for Travel

EU ambassadors have agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal for the Covid-19 Digital Green Certificate for travel.
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