The president of the European Commission urges EU members to avoid travel

The EU urges member countries to avoid unnecessary travel. “The situation in Europe with the new variants has led us to make difficult but necessary decisions. We need to stay safe and discourage non-essential travel. Today we propose new travel measures in the EU. We will continue to coordinate with 27 state members: it is the only way to be successful, “said the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, launching the EU executive’s proposal on travel. “We update the color code of the ECDC maps and apply stricter measures for travellers from risk areas,” said von der Leyen. “At the same time we need to avoid closing the borders and keep the single market active. ”

In parallel, we propose stricter conditions for international travelers to enter the EU: tests, quarantines and a future common European ‘European Passenger Locator Form’ “, says Ursula Von der Leyen. She then concludes: “We need to stop the spread of the virus variants and keep everyone safe.” “Together – he promises – we will win this pandemic”.

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, had a telephone conversation with the CEO of the British biopharmaceutical AstraZeneca company, to respect the delivery times of the anti-Covid vaccine. “We expect AstraZeneca to honor its commitments and deliver the required vaccine doses as soon as possible.” Meanwhile, Moderna announces that its vaccine is effective against the English and South African variants, while Pfizer has resumed deliveries after last week’s cut and the dispute with the European Union.

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