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EU relaxes travel measures, to allow tourists fully vaccinated against Covid-19

The EU imposed strict measures final year to include Covid-19 outbreaks however the bloc’s 27 ambassadors now say a lot of these restrictions on non-essential travel needs to be eased.

PTI | , Brussels

PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:12 PM IST

The European Union on Wednesday took a step towards stress-free tourism travel for guests from exterior the bloc, with EU ambassadors agreeing on measures to allow fully vaccinated guests in.

They additionally agreed on easing the factors for nations to be thought of a secure nation, from which all tourists can travel. Up to now, that checklist included solely seven nations.

The EU imposed strict measures final year to include Covid-19 outbreaks however the bloc’s 27 ambassadors now say a lot of these restrictions on non-essential travel needs to be eased. Specifically, tourists from exterior the bloc who’ve been fully vaccinated needs to be allowed in.

The EU “Council will now recommend that member states ease some of the current restrictions” for those who have been vaccinated, said EU Commission spokesman Christian Wigand.

“The council should also soon expand the list of non-EU countries with a good epidemiological situation from where travel is permitted,” mentioned Wigand. The EU’s European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is to give recommendation on the checklist.

EU nations have been struggling all through the pandemic to prop up their very important tourism trade and hope to recuperate some earnings over the height summer season season.

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