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Airports and Airlines welcome new EU Council Recommendation on travel into the EU

ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the adoption today of an EU Council Recommendation for external travellers coming into the EU and called for further action to help re-start air connectivity. The new regime aligns with the Recommendation already adopted in January regarding intra-EU travel, and thus further […]

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EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

After intensive negotiations, the European Commission has reached an agreement with the United Kingdom on the terms of its future cooperation with the European Union. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen said: “It was worth fighting for this deal because we now have a fair and balanced agreement with the UK, which will protect our […]

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Airports set out plan for urgent EU and Government support as financial crisis worsens

ACI Europe today called on the European Commission to urgently adopt an EU Recovery Framework for Aviation and for Governments to provide the requisite funding to support airports – and the recovery of air connectivity. With close to 200 airports already facing the risk of insolvency, the financial situation of the European airport industry will further worsen in […]

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COVID-19: European Council adopts a recommendation to coordinate measures affecting free movement

The European Council adopted a recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restrictions of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This recommendation aims to avoid fragmentation and disruption, and to increase transparency and predictability for citizens and businesses. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives in many ways. Travel restrictions have made […]

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Reyes Maroto proposes the EU implement homogenous measures to ensure safe travel between states to relaunch tourism

Reyes Maroto opts for establishing homogeneous criteria for treating areas of risk and coordinated measures to control the departure and arrival of travellers, and applying them at regional level to avoid indiscriminate measures, so that “Europe is once again a safe travel destination”. The minister calls for a European Action Plan to rescue the sector, […]

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Unprecedented industry appeal to European Commission President to end quarantines and develop common EU Testing Protocol

Over 20 EU Travel and Tourism Associations issue open letter to European Commission President von der Leyen following further dramatic decreases in air passenger traffic. Over 20 travel and tourism bodies as well as unions across Europe united today in an unprecedented call for European Commission leadership to replace quarantine restrictions with an EU Testing […]

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ACI Europe: Latest traffic data shows disastrous COVID-19 impact on airport industry

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, today released its air traffic report for June, Q2 & H1 as well as an interim update for July. The report reveals the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe’s airports, with passenger traffic decreasing by -64.2% during the first half of the year – and almost coming to complete standstill in the second Quarter, with a […]

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Visit England: Travelling to Europe from 1 January 2021

According to Visit England travelling to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. Things you may need to do before you go include: check your passport get travel insurance that covers your healthcare check you have the right driving documents organise pet travel – contact your vet at least 4 […]

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Smooth Reopening of External EU Borders Jeopardised by Non-harmonised, Uncoordinated National Measures

Despite agreeing at EU Council level to a scientific-based approach and endorsing their own “white list” recommendation just one week ago, EU States are adopting extremely diverging lists.  As a result, there is very little clarity and significant uncertainty on which citizens can travel where. This has effectively led to a patchwork system of travel restrictions and […]

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Greece is ready once again to welcome the world

Greece is ready once again to welcome the world according to the new announcement of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Here is how: 15 June to 30 June Aligned with European Commission communication with regard to the ban of non-essential travel from non-EU+ countries. EU+ consists of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. […]

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