The EU will allow entry to those who have been ill with COVID and vaccinated with vaccines approved by EMA and WHO
The European Union has decided on new border crossing rules, Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders announced this, Bloomberg writes on November 25.
"The European Commission proposes a simplified approach from March 1, 2022, completely dependent on the status of the traveler, and not on the country of departure: member states should allow only vaccinated, recovered or travelers making important trips," the EC statement said.
The validity period of vaccination certificates is recommended to be reduced to nine months for travel to the countries of the bloc. At the same time, let everyone who has been vaccinated with drugs approved in the European Union, and from January 10, resume the admission of those who have used vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, but with a PCR test. From March 1, only the fully vaccinated, those who have been ill or those who have serious grounds for entry will be able to travel across the European Union.At the same time, recovered citizens must have with them "a European certificate or a document considered equivalent."
For holders of the EU digital certificate (EU Digital COVID Certificate, EUDCC), it is recommended to cancel all additional tests and quarantine. Inside the European Union, you can travel without it, however, then you will have to pass a PCR test, and those who travel from the "dark red" zone will also be isolated.
Separately, Reynders stressed that the proposals of the European Commission on the COVID certificate do not remove restrictions for vaccinated with Russian and Chinese vaccines disapproved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). At the same time, he recalled that decisions on this issue can also be made at the national level.