Travelling safely: EU Digital Certificate and Council Recommendations pave the way to restored freedom of movement

On 1 July 2021, the EU Digital Covid Certificate entered into force. The certificate is accessible to everyone free of charge in all EU languages and covers Covid-19 vaccination, test and recovery. Available in both digital and paper format, the certificate is secure and includes a digitally signed QR code.

HOTREC believes this to be the first step towards fully restoring freedom of movement in Europe. The Council Recommendations on lifting travel restrictions within the EU will also play a crucial role. Approved on 14 June 2021, these Recommendations include shared criteria and a coloured map monitoring the vaccination roll-out and the prevalence of Covid-19 variants of concern or interest.

Holders of vaccination certificates issued in line with the EU digital COVID certificate Regulation should not be subject to testing or quarantine/self-isolation if fully vaccinated – with an EMA-approved vaccine and for at least 14 days.

We now urge Member States to apply the EU Covid certificate Regulation and follow the Council Recommendations to reach a coordinated approach at the EU level.

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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!
Events on 19/01/2023
Events on 24/01/2023
Events on 25/01/2023