Further harmonising tourism restrictions in Europe key to restart travel to international markets

Given the current improvement of the epidemiological situation concerning COVID-19, HOTREC, together with other tourism and travel stakeholders, hopes that the continuous harmonisation of the travel restrictions will lead to the re-opening of travel to all international markets shortly.

In this sense, we welcome the Council Recommendations for travel within the EU and for third-country nationals to enter the EU. We also support the proposal of the Commission to revise the EU Covid-Certificate (EU DCC) Regulation. 

We encourage Member States to accept all vaccines recognised by WHO and follow the validity of the EU COVID certificate for any internal rules. This attitude will avoid situations where, for instance, tourists can enter a country but not hospitality venues within that country. 

The EU DCC is only to be used when and if the Member States want to impose travel restrictions, but not as an excuse for adopting the temporary reintroduction of controls at internal borders.

In our view, this will help keep Europe as the world’s number one tourist destination.

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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 [...]
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