Latest updates of the EU Covid safe travel list

The Council of the EU updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted – thus including Argentina, Colombia, Namibia, and Peru to the EU Covid safe travel list in October and, later in November, the removal of Singapore and Ukraine. Moreover, on 15 November, the Commission adopted four decisions certifying that Covid-19 certificates by Georgia, Moldova, New Zealand and Serbia are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate. So far, 49 countries are connected to the European system.

We very much welcome that more countries use the same system, as this will smooth citizens’ freedom of travel. In this regard, HOTREC issued a joint position paper on lifting travel restrictions. EU countries should thus move towards a traveller risk-based approach, and international travel should be made possible with the same conditions as for intra-EU travel.

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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Recording of the working group on restaurants is available via WeTransfer until 03 October 2022: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a1e6a6b32b734f7bf864d82b6470184920220926084450/7c966070da61a95549be6c9fbad2169b20220926084508/42d7ba
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
Updated agenda of the meeting available
29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
On the 3rd edition of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW), celebrated on 29 September, the FAO and UNAP have [...]
Events on 07/09/2022
Events on 14/09/2022
Events on 23/09/2022