The EU commits €565M for Crete Region Programme 2021-2027. The region’s governor says implementation will begin soon.
Travel & Tourism Recovery to Be Guarded by Twelve-month EU COVID Certificate
The IATA tells the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) should only remain valid for up to nine months after the second vaccine dose.
EU Digital COVID Certificate and Vaccine Rollouts Spur Travel Sentiment
As Europe opens after long lockdowns, interest in travel has risen sharply because of vaccine rollouts and the Digital COVID Certificate.
EU Extends No-deal Brexit Air Travel to October 2020
UK airlines will continue flights to the EU through to 24 October of 2020 in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
European Commission Turns Cold Shoulder to More Exlusionism
Last week the European Commission turned a cold shoulder to ideas of permanently banning certain EU nationals entry, and the subsequent negative impact certain rules might have on overall tourism. A Commission spokesman reportedly accused ministers of misrepresenting figures showing immigration problems.
Russia’s Lavrov Paints Free Visa Discussions Pure Political
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov echoed concerns that the European Union is stalling on a decision on the long awaited EU-Russia free visa issue. Lavrov, speaking at a meeting of the Association of European Businesses last Monday, suggested the delays have been purely political.
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina Get Free Visa Privileges
The EU has now granted fee visa privileges to Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina in an effort to spur democratic reforms and progress. These two Balkan republics’ citizens can now travel freely within the Schengen area, basically all of the EU. Officials warn of a withdrawal of privileges should serious problems with immigration ensue.