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Airlines for Europe issues “Last Call” for common EU approach to COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Adoption of common criteria and thresholds to evaluate the epidemiological risk of travel; Adherence to a European colour-coded map updated weekly and...

The face mask becomes compulsory from 6 years old on European flights

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During a videoconference meeting held on Thursday, the European Union transport ministers have reached an agreement on sanitary measures imposed on aeroplanes flying over...

EU Council updates list of non-EU countries for which member states should gradually lift travel restrictions

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Gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU - updated list (16 July 2020) Starting from 1 July 2020, member states...

European Union to start lifting travel restrictions for residents of 15 third countries, including China but excluding the U.S.

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The Council of the European Union today adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU....

[Coronavirus] A4E welcomes European Parliament and Council’s decision to extend temporary airport slots waiver through 24 Oct. 

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Europe’s airlines need additional government support measures to manage unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. A4E fully welcomes today’s decisive action by members of the European Parliament --...

The European Union disapproves the U.S. decision to impose a travel ban, taken without consultation

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Joint Statement by President von der Leyen and President Michel on the U.S. travel ban The Coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any...

EU Transport Ministers compromise and agree to update blocked Single European Sky regulation from 2013

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Updates will enable greater airspace efficiencies and reduce delays in the future Regulatory update needs to be swiftly finalised for improvements to take...

European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS): European Council adopts regulation

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On 5 September 2018, the Council adopted a regulation establishing a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS). ETIAS is an important tool to reinforce...