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ETC Calls on EU Governments to Follow EASA & ECDC Guidelines & Lift Quarantine Restrictions

The guidelines which have been published by the European Center for Disease and Control (ECDC) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), regarding the failing of travel restrictions and other bans imposed to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, have been welcomed by the European Travel and Commission (ETC). According to the recent …

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European Tourism Associations Urge EU to Apply COVID-19 Testing Instead of Quarantine

European Travel Commission (ETC), as well as other 20 travel and tourism associations, have urged the European Commission to implement a testing process for persons upon their arrival to European countries, instead of imposing quarantine rules. Over 20 travel and tourism bodies have addressed a joint open letter to the European Commission President, Ursula von …

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Students, Academics & Businesspersons from Schengen Area, Ireland & UK Allowed to Travel to US

The United States has decided to allow certain travellers from the 26 Schengen Area countries, Ireland and the United Kingdom to enter its territory, after they all were banned from entering back in March, amid the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe. The Department of State has announced that business travellers, investors, treaty traders, academics, and students …

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More EU Countries Asking Travellers for COVID-19 Negative Test Results

A certificate that proves that persons tested negative for the Coronavirus pandemic upon their arrival on a specific country may be the key for a “safe reopening of the EU borders”. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which infected more than 7,000,000 persons worldwide, a large share of European countries has imposed entry bans and travel …

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EU Seals Off External Borders of Schengen Area for 30 Days Due to Coronavirus

As of today, all Schengen Area external borders have been shut down in an attempt to of the EU block to prevent a further spread of the novel COVID-19 . The decision was taken yesterday evening in a videoconference on COVID 19 held between the Members of the European Council, in order to follow up …

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Germany backs Bulgaria’s bid to join Schengen

Germany backs Bulgaria’s bid to join Schengen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Saturday, January 20 in Sofia, where they discussed the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union as well as topical issues from the political agenda. During a press conference after the meeting, Chancellor Merkel expressed her belief …

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