The European Council called for more coordination to assist in the totally free movement of tourists within the European Union (EU) and to ease travel guidelines for travelers entering into the EU, following a meeting of European leaders Oct. 21 and 22 in Brussels.
European airlines have been requiring an evolution in EU COVID-19 travel guidelines to reflect the new scenario in Europe, that includes the rollout of vaccines. Airlines invited the European Council’s declaration.
“This conclusion is actually motivating. We desire … [EU] member states to better coordinate in between themselves,” an Airlines for Europe (A4E) spokesperson told the Aviation Week Network.
A4E, Airports Council International-Europe (ACI-Europe) and the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) had all pressed the EC to move in a new instructions, thinking about 74% of adults in the EU have actually gotten a vaccination. The organizations are calling for the removal of the color-coded system introduced in 2015 that, for example, signifies a “COVID unsafe” country as being on the “red list.”
The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has just recently stated the color-coded system is dated, provided high European vaccination rates. For holders of a Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) revealing proof of vaccination, all travel restrictions ought to be lifted, the air travel companies argue.
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