European travel rules confusion wasting advantages of Digital Covid Certificate

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that free movement within Europe is being compromised by the failure of EU member states to harmonize COVID-19 entry regulations. As a result, the reopening of borders is confusing travelers and businesses and not delivering the expected benefits in terms of easier travel and economic recovery. IATA research […]

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Coronavirus: Commission proposes more clarity and predictability of any measures restricting free movement in the European Union

The Commission  adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation to ensure that any measures taken by Member States that restrict free movement due to the coronavirus pandemic are coordinated and clearly communicated at the EU level. The Commission’s proposal sets out four key areas where Member States should work closer together: Common criteria and thresholds […]

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EU-Parliament calls for action on recovery: “Our citizens expect bold action”

EU-Parliament President David Sassoli urged EU leaders to take action on Europe’s recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Sassoli addressed heads of state and government at the start of a video conference of the European Council on 19 June to discuss the recovery plan and the EU’s next long-term budget. “Time is a […]

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WTTC welcomes the beginning of the recovery of travel across Europe

WTTC welcomes the European Commission’s recommendation on lifting the travel restrictions inside Europe on 15th June and the lifting of border controls for international travellers from July 1st. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC welcomes the reopening of borders and the easing of travel restrictions across Europe, and applauds the European Commission (EC) […]

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IATA thanks EU for Waiving Slot Use Rule for Summer Season

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) thanked the European Union for agreeing to suspend the airport slot use rules for the whole summer season. “We welcome the decision to suspend the slot use rules until end of October. And we thank the EU for taking this action. The suspension of the 80-20 rule will enable […]

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Coronavirus: Urgent response to support citizens, regions and countries

Regional Development Committee triggers the urgent procedure to adopt the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative measures. On behalf of the Regional Development Committee, Chair Younous Omarjee, in agreement with the political coordinators, requests that the European Parliament use the “urgent procedure” (defined under Rule 163), to allow the proposed measures to be efficiently adopted. The committee agrees, […]

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COVID-19: Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights

In its efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has today published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner across the EU. National governments have introduced different measures, including travel restrictions and border controls. The purpose of these guidelines is to reassure passengers that their rights are […]

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WTM 2017: Brits fear post Brexit hike in holiday prices

A hike in the cost of foreign holidays is the main post-Brexit fear for British travellers, new research reveals. Other areas of concern reflect the far-reaching implications of leaving the European Union. More than half (54%) of the 1,000-people polled said they were specifically concerned about the worsening pound/euro exchange rate. A similar proportion (52%) […]

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