EU Countries No Longer Want to Impose Additional Requirements for Corona Travel Pass
From next month, the EU countries do not want to ask for an extra test or quarantine from travellers with a European corona travel pass. Austria and Italy, for example, which have previously imposed additional requirements, have also agreed to this.
Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, Brussels has insisted that the Member States must harmonize their travel rules, but the practice is unruly. So when the omikron variant presented itself at the end of last year, several EU countries again went their own way.
Since there is agreement on when a booster shot is needed to continue to use the QR code of the European corona certificate, and since omikron seems less dangerous than feared, member states see less need to apply stricter rules.
The European Commission has no doubts that the travel rules will now be aligned again. “The least we can expect is that the member states will now also implement the recommendation,” said a spokesperson. However, he points out that countries can still make their own rules about, for example, access to the catering industry or public transport.