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EU Plans Changes to Covid Travel Rules to Avoid ‘Fragmentation’

Nov. 22, 2021, 5:11 PM

The European Union is discussing this week how to update its digital Covid-19 certificates and its approach to travel within and outside the bloc as member nations take varying steps to counter the latest wave of the pandemic.

“We need to avoid fragmentation,” Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides told the European Parliament on Monday, emphasizing that the EU’s Covid-19 certificate has been the “meeting point” for coordination across the bloc.

Kyriakides confirmed that the commission will adopt changes to the bloc’s travel rules this week that will “promote and acknowledge the important role of EU Digital Covid Certificate that travelers nowadays ...

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