Travel sector urges to agree on harmonised travel restrictions

Gwen Kaufmann - Wednesday, September 16, 2020    

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The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, has called on the member states of the EU to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis. European travel and tourism is the ecosystem most affected by the coronavirus crisis due to insufficiently coordinated travel restrictions, declining traveller confidence and reduced consumer demand. Thus, the alliance welcomes improved coordination on cross-border travel and restoring the integrity of the Schengen area. "The need for continued COVID-19 control is foreseeable and, under Art.24 of the Schengen Borders Code, any related border restrictions must be coordinated", the European Tourism Manifesto alliance states and calls on national governments to urgently approve the European Commission's proposal as well as to establish common criteria and thresholds for determining epidemiological risk, including a common colour-coding system to identify risk areas. (kf)


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