ARCHIVES – An elderly man is vaccinated by a health professional at the vaccination center. Photo: Daniel Carman / Dr.
The restrictions imposed at the start of the pandemic on unnecessary entries will be lifted following an agreement by European Union ambassadors on Wednesday, as the German news agency in Brussels has learned from several EU diplomats. This should apply if EU countries also accept proof of vaccination for travel within the EU.
Additionally, more people should be able to travel in the future regardless of vaccination. Currently, tourists can only enter the country without a convincing reason from seven countries where the virus is in good condition. The criteria for this are now being relaxed. Exceptions already apply to family members, diplomats, and medical personnel.
At the start of the pandemic, all European Union countries except Ireland and non-EU countries Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland agreed to a widespread entry ban for non-essential travel. However, this is not legally binding. European Union countries did not officially confirm Wednesday’s decision.