EU pols approve vaccination-based travel control scheme

Source: The Hill

“Lawmakers in the European Union endorsed a travel certificate on Wednesday that would allow [sic] people to travel between member countries without having to quarantine or take extra COVID-19 tests, The Associated Press reports. The certificate program is aimed at [controlling travel to] popular vacation destinations in Europe in time for summer as tourist-dependent regions seek to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulation on the vaccine certificates were adopted in two votes, one for EU citizens and one for those outside of the EU. … The regulations dictate that all EU countries must recognize the vaccine certificates for one year beginning on July 1. The certificates will be issued freely and will come in both digital and physical copies for those who are fully vaccinated, recently tested negative for the coronavirus or have recently recovered from the virus.” (06/09/21)