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EU to Consider Booster Shot, Extending Covid Pass Use

EU authorities are examining the possibility of extending the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which grants fully vaccinated travelers access to member states.

EU Digital COVID Certificate for Travel is Now Official

The EU has cleared the way for the establishment of the Digital COVID Certificate which is expected to facilitate travel in Europe from July 1.

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.  

European Commission Gives Answers to Questions About the EU Digital COVID Certificate

The European Commission provides answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the EU Digital Covid Certificate, which aims to facilitate travel within Europe.

EU to Enter New Round of Negotiations Over ‘Covid-19 Certificate’

EU member states failed on Tuesday to reach an agreement on regulations to govern the EU Covid-19 Certificate, which is expected to facilitate travel.

EU Upgrades Rail Passengers’ Rights

Under new rules adopted by the European Parliament, train passengers in the EU will be better protected when there are delays and cancellations or when they face discrimination.

Q&A on the EU Covid-19 Certificate for Travel

Answers to 10 of the most commonly asked questions regarding the EU Covid-19 Certificate that would allow travel within Europe without additional restrictions or discrimination.

Europe Day: Discover the European Union on May 9

The EU is inviting people across its member states and beyond to celebrate Europe Day on May 9 through online activities and events.

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.

MEPs Demand Visa-free Travel to US for All EU Citizens

MEPs have called for the 12-month suspension of the visa waiver for US nationals due to restrictions still imposed by the United States on four EU countries.

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 Releases ‘Safe’ List of Nations Welcome for Tourism

Americans and Russians will not be able to visit any EU countries in the coming period, according to a “safe” list announced in Brussels, the EU’s headquarters.

Europe’s Lawmakers Want Stronger Actions to Rescue Tourism

European lawmakers have appealed for additional measures to salvage the EU’s tourism and travel sector.

European Parliament to Decide on the Stop of Ghost Flights

The European Parliament on March 26 will decide on the Commission's proposal to temporary waive the ‘use it or lose it’ airport slot rule in order to stop the so-called ghost flights.

Greece Looks to Improve Visa Processing Due to Rise in Demand

Τhe Greek government is looking to address the increased demand for traveler visas to Greece, mainly from Russia and China.

Ten Cities Competing for ‘2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism’ Title

Ten European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, an initiative that aims to promote smart tourism in the EU.

Ursula von der Leyen Voted First Female European Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen steps in on November 1, as the new European Commission president and the first woman to take on the five-year position.

Poll: Greeks Say EU ‘Moving in the Wrong Direction’

Greeks appear to be wary of the EU, with the majority claiming it is “moving in the wrong direction", according to a poll by MRB.

Greece’s Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura Resigns to Run in European Elections

Elena Kountoura has resigned from her post as Greece's tourism minister, as she plans to run in the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Industry Stakeholders Call for Integrated European Tourism Policy

Tourism and travel bodies have appealed to EU authorities to move towards an integrated European tourism policy with strategic funding at EU level.