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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.

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.

European Parliament Approves Fresh ‘InvestEU’ Tools

Τhe European Parliament has approved the new InvestEU funding program, aiming to fortify the EU economy and create jobs.

EU Revises Rail Rules, Strengthens Passenger Rights

The European Council has revised a set of regulations covering EU rail rules with the aim of securing passenger rights and clarifying compensation procedures.

EU Proposes ‘Dark Red’ Covid Zones, Stricter Travel Controls

EU leaders are proposing the designation as “dark red” of Covid-19 hot spots from which travel would be discouraged.

Rail Passenger Rights to Improve for Travelers in Europe

The European Union is looking to make rail travel more convenient and passenger-friendly, in particular for those with disabilities or reduced mobility.

EU Updates ‘White List’ of Countries Free to Travel

The EU has updated its initial list of countries for which member states can gradually begin to lift coronavirus travel restrictions.

Tourism to Receive Portion of EU Covid-19 Recovery Fund

Tourism may receive 20 to 25 percent of a recovery fund being prepared for sectors in the EU most affected by Covid-19.

Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

After the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the UK is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday.
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