EU urges member nations to remove "burdensome" travel restrictions

BRUSSELS: When Omicron began to spread across the European Union, the European Commission advised member states to abandon any additional travel restrictions (EU). The Commission stated that holders of genuine EU digital Covid certificates should be allowed to travel without restrictions.

The added limitations made travel "more burdensome and less predictable across the EU," said Commissioners for Health and Justice Stella Kyriakides and Didier Reynders in a joint statement on Tuesday. According to them, the 27 EU member states have now agreed on new suggestions for the EU Digital Covid Certificate.  Having a valid health pass should be sufficient while travelling during the epidemic, and all further quarantine and testing requirements should be eliminated.

The Commissioners urged EU states to apply the common regulations as soon as possible after the agreement takes effect on February 1 "to guarantee cooperation and clarity for residents and passengers." "Each member state makes a decision based on the circumstances. But now that Omicron has spread across Europe, it's time to reconsider the further travel restrictions that a number of EU member states have imposed in recent weeks "They also noted.

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