EU DCC extension approved

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) was extended until 30 June 2023. Both EU Member States in the EU Council and the European Parliament approved the move. It is good news for now until we can make travelling in the EU seamless again.

We welcome this extension, as it will ensure that, when needed, EU and non-EU citizens connected to the EU DCC system can continue travelling smoothly within the EU.

HOTREC continues to advocate for the suppression of the EU ‘white list’ – a list of third countries deemed safe by the EU – introduced to restrict non-essential travel from third countries into the EU. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), travel restrictions were found ineffective and failed to limit the spread of the Omicron variant across the world.

The EU DCC was first adopted on 14 June 2021 with the intention to ease travel and the free movement of people within the EU during the pandemic. It was also required to access hospitality establishments in some countries. In May 2022, 1.8 billion EU DCCs were issued from more than 90 countries. New Zealand and Singapore are the latest countries to have joined the scheme. Other important markets such as South Korea and Australia could follow through. However, the perspective of the US and Canada joining the system is rather grim.

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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    
11:00 - 12:00
Recording of the session; PowerPoint and general note of the meeting available!
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