The European Commission has invited EU member states to ease entry restrictions for non-essential travel. First of all, we are talking about tourism, reports korrespondent.net. This takes into account the epidemiological situation and progress in vaccination.
The Commission proposes to simplify the entry of vaccinated tourists, the permit can also be extended to vaccines that are certified by WHO for use in emergency situations. In a message from the European Commission on May 3, it says:
The Commission proposes to allow entry into the EU for non-essential reasons, not only for all persons arriving from countries with a good epidemiological situation, but for all people who have received the last recommended dose of vaccine allowed in the EU.
Children should be able to travel with vaccinated parents if they have a negative PCR test for COVID-19 (taken 72 hours before arrival).
The Commission is proposing and significantly raising the threshold related to the number of new cases of COVID-19. This indicator is used to include countries on the list of allowed travel. The innovation is to increase the threshold for the 2-week total number of COVID-19 cases reported from 25 to 100. This will remain well below the current EU average of more than 420.