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    Travel during the coronavirus pandemic

    To slow down the spread of coronavirus and protect the health and well-being of all Europeans, some travel restrictions have been necessary. The European Commission is doing its utmost to allow people to meet friends and family and to ensure free movement of citizens, goods and services – with full respect of health and safety measures.

    Safe travel
    On 15 June 2020, the European Commission launched Re-open EU. The platform was initially set up as one of the measures announced by the Commission in its Tourism and Transport package to help travelling and tourism safely resume in the EU while respecting the necessary health precautions.

    Following the current health situation and coronavirus resurgence, the focus has shifted more towards providing an overview per country on

    epidemiological data, and
    national coronavirus safety and travel measures such as quarantine and testing requirements
    Information is available for all European countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and is updated daily using verified data from the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control and the Member States.

    Available in the 24 official EU languages, the platform is easily accessible on desktop and mobile by following and bookmarking the Re-open EU. Since 14 December Re-open EU is also available as a free mobile app on Android and iOS.

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    Mobile contact tracing applications
    Contact tracing and warning apps can be voluntarily installed and used to warn users if they have been in the proximity of a person who is reported to have been tested positive for coronavirus. In the case of an alert, the app may provide relevant information from health authorities, such as advice to get tested or to self-isolate, and who to contact.

    Mobile contact tracing apps can help speed up traditional contact tracing and save precious hours of work for public health staff tracing the chain of infection.


    Digital Green Certificates
    On 17 March 2021, the Commission adopted a legislative proposal establishing a common framework for a Digital Green Certificate covering vaccination, testing and recovery. This is an EU level approach to issuing, verifying and accepting certificates to facilitate free movement within the EU, based on a strict respect for non-discrimination and of the fundamental rights of EU citizens.

    A technical framework will be defined at EU level, to be put in place by mid-June, to ensure security, interoperability, as well as full compliance with personal data protection. It will also allow the possibility to extend to compatible certificates issued in third countries.


    A common approach to travel measures
    On 13 October, EU Member States adopted a Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Recommendation is based on the Commission’s proposal adopted on 4 September.


    The Recommendation sets out four key areas where Member States will coordinate their efforts

    a common mapping system based on a colour code (green, orange, red, grey)
    common criteria for Member States when deciding whether to introduce travel restrictions
    more clarity on the measures applied to travellers from higher-risk areas (testing and self-quarantine)
    providing clear and timely information to the public
    The Commission calls on Member States to fully implement the Recommendation.

    On 19 January 2021, the Commission adopted a Communication setting out actions needed to avoid a third wave. All non-essential travel should be strongly discouraged until the epidemiological situation has considerably improved. Restrictions on travel should be proportionate and non-discriminatory, in line with the Council Recommendation from October 2020. Proportionate restrictions, including testing of travellers, should be maintained.

    On 25 January 2021, the Commission proposed to add ‘dark red’ to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s mapping of high-risk areas.

    In a Communication adopted on 17 March 2021, the Commission charted the way ahead for a balanced policy and common EU approach, pointing to what needs to be done to advance the time when we can recover our European way of life, and do so in a safe and sustainable way with control over the virus.

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    Re: Travel during the coronavirus pandemic

    I see zero opportunities for myself when it comes to travelling right now, and everything because of the covid19. The countries I wanted to visit more than anything (France, Italy, Spain) are closed, and I am sure nothing will change till the 100% vaccination. Currently I am monitoring Kiwi.com and kiwi.com customer service for other travel opportunities.

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    Re: Travel during the coronavirus pandemic

    Yeah, that's sad

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    It's not an option we can choose now. Unfortunately, there are some factors that we cannot change. But I'm currently planning my next trip I'm going to take right after the borders open. Been looking through some Euro trips, thinking of going to Italy to see the Eurovision. Hope everything will be alright in a year.

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    Re: Travel during the coronavirus pandemic

    Quite informative post. Nowadays, the Coronavirus is continuously spreading all over the countries. Due to this COVID-19 Pandemic, the demand for COVID-19 protection products is highly increasing. These Protection products are making traveling possible for the people are these items helps its user to protect themselves from the effects of Coronavirus.

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    I speak from personal experience. I very much hesitated before going to Qatar and studied a lot of information. Furthermore, I went to Qatar to have fun and did not know how things are with Covid19. I found a cool travel portal, Asfary, on the net with a wide selection of entertainment. In Qatar, I first went kayaking on the peninsula https://www.asfary.com/en/detail/wat...rple-island-63 where there were only 4 people on board. The most important thing is to familiarize yourself with the rules of the country you are going to.

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    Re: Travel during the coronavirus pandemic

    What do you think about vitamins from COVID? I have been taking them for years, and I feel really good. Maybe you can recommend some more supplements or services with them? I like the one on eDrugStore.com, for example, and I think it is a really good website. I am sure that you will find it interesting to you too, good luck!

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    Re: Travel during the coronavirus pandemic

    Try to get the vaccination as soon as possible. However, I have read on the Canada Drugs website that during COVID it is advisable to have some fruits such as citrus fruits that are rich in vitamin C.
    Last edited by lens; 08-04-2021 at 03:15 PM.

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    Nice. We're having our first vacation since Covid started , next month, and honestly, I'm pretty scared.

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    We traveled to Tenerife last month and everything was more or less calm. We are planning another trip as a family, but I heard that in some countries it is very difficult.

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