EU countries are to simplify travel with Covid certificates with the new rules to enter into force on Tuesday, February 1.
Travelers will be able to travel throughout the EU with proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test, without having to face quarantine or additional testing measures, under new nonbinding rules for travel.
The aim is to take into account the advantage of the individual situation of people, especially vaccinated ones.
And to limit for them as much as possible travel restrictions in Europe,” according to EU officials.
Specifically, travelers will be able to freely enter a country if they have had their first course of vaccination a maximum of 270 days ago, or if they have received a booster shot.
This also applies to people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 180 days, and passengers who have had a PCR test 72 hours before arriving or an antigen test 24 hours before.
The new framework will enter force on February 1, as will a nine-month duration period for vaccination certificates following a primary course of vaccines.