Council updates EU Covid safe travel list

Between August and September, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted, following the Recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU.

Nationals and residents of the countries who are not part of the list will no longer be able to automatically come to the EU without negative testing or quarantine requirements. But Member States might decide to lift the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU for fully vaccinated travellers.

The current list includes 16 countries and regions: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Uruguay, Ukraine, China (subject to reciprocity), Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. It is to note that countries such as the US, Japan or Israel are not part of the list anymore.

HOTREC takes note of the decision but highlights that the Recommendation’s criteria of the Council should not only take into account the number of incident rates but also focus on the high vaccination levels in the EU, as well as hospitalization rates.

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12 Jan
12/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Slides are accessible here: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Presentation-HOTREC-workshop-on-PPWR-120123.pdf
7th Coordination Meeting Pact for Skills in Tourism
12/01/2023    
15:00 - 16:30
On 12 January 2023 took place another coordination meeting of the Pact for Skills.
19 Jan
19/01/2023    
All Day
HOTREC has joined the RESTWITHEU project focusing on challenges faced by the restaurant industry. First workshop will be held in Lyon on 19/01/2023.
Meeting with DG GROW - Tourism Unit & HOTREC
24/01/2023    
14:00 - 15:00
Main outcome of the meeting available
25 Jan
25/01/2023    
09:30 - 13:00
Hotel Le Chatelain, Brussels EXCOM Slides - 25 Jan. 2023 - NEW List of Participants Expense Claim Template for ExCom Members HOTREC Guidelines for reimbursement [...]
Info session - EU funding opportunities on trainings to be provided to third country nationals’ willing to work in the hospitality sector
26/01/2023    
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Recording of the session; PowerPoint and general note of the meeting available!
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