| 1 March 2024, Friday |

EU countries clear plan to ease cross-border tourism over summer

EU countries on Friday agreed to an easing of travel curbs over summer that will allow fully inoculated tourists to avoid quarantines or tests and broaden the list of EU regions from which it is safe to travel.

Ambassadors from the twenty-seven EU member states approved an amended European Commission proposal that people who have been fully inoculated for fourteen days should be able to travel freely from one EU country to another, current EU president Portugal said.

Curbs for other travelers should be based on the degree to which the country they are coming from has coronavirus infections under control.

Just around a quarter of adults in European Union countries are now fully vaccinated.

  • Reuters