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EU ministers have reached an agreement on the coordination of measures restricting free movement in the European Union related to the coronavirus pandemic

Statement of the European Commission Following the proposal of the Commission on 4 September 2020, today EU ministers have reached…

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

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

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

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

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

Gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU - updated list (16 July 2020) Starting from…

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

The Council of the European Union today adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential…

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

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

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

Joint Statement by President von der Leyen and President Michel on the U.S. travel ban The Coronavirus is a global…

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

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

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

European Travel Information and Authorisation System On 5 September 2018, the Council adopted a regulation establishing a European travel information…

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