Emirates News Agency – European Commission proposes updating travel rules

BRUSSELS, 25 November / WAM / The European Commission in Brussels has proposed updating the rules for the coordination of safe and free movement within the European Union, which were drawn up in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Since the summer, the pace of vaccine distribution has increased significantly and the EU’s digital covid certificate has been successfully implemented, with more than 650 million certificates issued to date.

At a time when the epidemiological situation in the European Union is developing and some Member States are taking further action in the field of public health, including the administration of booster vaccines, and taking all these factors into account, the Commission proposes a stronger focus on a “based on” approach. A statement. Personal basis “in travel measures and a standardized approval period for vaccination certificates of 9 months since the first vaccination series.

The 9-month period takes into account the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control’s directive on the administration of booster doses from 6 months, and prescribes an additional period of 3 months to ensure that national vaccination campaigns can be adapted and that citizens receive booster doses. .

Wam / Emad Al Ali


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