Restrictions on non-essential travel might be put in place by Member States

 

On 19th January 2021, the European Commission issued a Communication with the aim to coordinate measures to beat COVID-19 and on 21 January the European Council issued its oral conclusions.

Under the present public sanitary and health context, with the variant of the virus that appeared in the UK, Member States are willing to take similar measures to avoid the spread of the virus. In this sense, non-essential travel might be limited again.

Heads of State and government also issued an agreement on antigen tests and mutual recognition of results. With regard to vaccination, procedures should be accelerated and a standardised and interoperable form of proof of vaccination for medical purposes will be worked upon.

HOTREC consider that coordination of travel restrictions needs to be a priority. In case restrictions to non-essential travel are put in place, this should be lifted as soon as the epidemiological situation improves. Such measures constitute a threat to the freedom of movement. Moreover, financial support needs to be prolonged and increased to reach out to all companies. Finally, massive testing and vaccination need to be in place, as the way forward in preparation for the summer season.

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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
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29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
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