Tropical diseases

EU to reopen borders to fully vaccinated travellers

EU member states agreed on May 19 to reopen the bloc's borders to travellers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, European sources said.

Meeting in Brussels, diplomats also agreed to increase the level of new cases a country can hit before being declared unsafe - a measure that would open up travel into the EU from more places.

Chaos at Bulgaria – Greece Border as People Return from Easter Holidays

Long lines of vehicles and chaos at the Kulata border checkpoint on the day when thousands of Bulgarians returned from Greece after the Easter holidays. Those who did not have vaccination certificates or had expired the 72-hour period of their PCR test. Had to wait for hours.

Slovenia, Hungary mutually recognise vaccination certificates

Ljubljana – Slovenia and Hungary have agreed to mutually recognise their respective Covid-19 vaccination certificates, the Slovenian Ministry has announced. A vaccination certificate issued in one country will have the same legal effect as the one issued in another, in line with the internal national legal orders.

EU Vaccination Certificates Still in Limbo – EP Adopts Negotiating Position

Lawmakers adopted on Thursday the EP's negotiating position on the proposal for a certificate to reaffirm the right to free movement in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Renaming the proposed by the Commission 'Digital Green Certificate', MEPs agreed that the new "EU COVID-19 certificate" should be in place for 12 months and not longer.

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