EU advises further relaxing travel rules for foreigners
BRUSSELS — European Union member international locations agreed Tuesday that they need to further facilitate vacationer travel into the 27-nation bloc for people who find themselves vaccinated towards the coronavirus or have recovered from COVID-19.
The European Council is recommending that EU nations subsequent month carry all testing and quarantine necessities for individuals who acquired vaccines approved within the EU or authorized by the World Well being Group.
People who acquired the final dose of their main vaccination collection not less than 14 days and not more than 270 days earlier than arrival, or who’ve acquired a booster dose, could be eligible together with those that recovered from COVID-19 inside 180 days of travel.
The EU’s government fee welcomed the non-binding steerage, which additionally makes clear that no take a look at or extra necessities needs to be utilized to youngsters below 6 who’re touring with an grownup.
“The updates will further facilitate travel from outside the EU into the EU, and take into account the evolution of the pandemic, the increasing vaccination uptake worldwide and the administration of booster doses,” the European Fee stated.
Vacationers who acquired vaccines that had been authorized however WHO however aren’t approved for use within the EU should still be requested to current a adverse PCR take a look at or to quarantine, the European Council stated.
To date, the EU has approved the COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax.
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