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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 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.

Auditor: EU Airlines Failing to Protect Passenger Rights

Airlines in Europe have failed to protect the rights of passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic, including not offering refunds, according to the European Court of Auditors.

EU Commissioner: ‘We Can’t Go Back to Tourism As We Knew It’

Three challenges must be addressed before the EU could call it summer in the aftermath of Covid-19, according to Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton.

EU Aims to Make Schengen ‘Largest Free Travel Area in the World’

The European Commission has tabled a strategy aimed at establishing the Schengen zone into the largest free travel area in the world.

EU Lawmakers Propose Testing Protocol to Get Travel Started

EU lawmakers are requesting that a new strategy on sustainable tourism include an EU Health Safety protocol for testing before departure.

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.

Sweden, Austria, Denmark to Introduce Vaccination Certificate 

Austria, Denmark and Sweden are among the countries planning to introduce a Covid-19 vaccination certificate to facilitate travel.

Eurocontrol: Covid-19 to Keep Air Traffic Slow to June 2021

Eurocontrol expects air traffic to be down by 55 to 70 percent through to June, impacted by Covid-19 measures.

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.

Athens Enters Top 10 Most Booked European Cities List at 4th Spot

Athens has moved to the 4th spot in the top 10 most booked European cities for 2020, according to ForwardKeys and the WTTC.