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EU is to reopen external borders using health safety criteria

Viviane Vaz for Id International (Brussels, 30 June 2020) Are you from a non-EU country and you are eager to know if you can travel freely to the European Union this Summer? Or do you want a friend from outside EU to come over to visit you in Europe amid COVID-19 pandemia, without having to be quarantined?  The EU Council has officially confirmed today the list of 15 countries to…

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Back to travel within the EU: new app informs criteria by destination

Belgians and European residents can visit again EU destinations for leisure & business Viviane Vaz for Id International (Brussels, 19 June 2020. Updated 22 June) After more than 3 months of confinement due to Covid-19 outbreak, Belgians can finally re-start visiting several European destinations for non-essential reasons such as tourism, business and education. The European Union (EU) has coordinated an internal border reopening that started this Monday, 15 June. Note…

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The future of travel in Europe: restricted now, greener later

Many EU countries temporarily reintroduced border controls due to COVID-19 and will lift them in June  Sustainability, innovation and resilience are key words in the long run Viviane Vaz, for Id International (Brussels, 26 May 2020)   Due to Covid-19 pandemia, most European Union Member States forbid public events, private gatherings, closed (totally or partially) schools and introduced border or travel restrictions. Together with the EU institutions, the EU countries…

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The future of travel: new normal rules, old normal desires

International and Belgian tourism actors share their insights Viviane Vaz for Id International   Governments and tourism companies all over the world are currently working to put travel back on track. New health systems and safety protocols are being designed to face Covid-19 outbreak challenges. We are about to see the rise of a new normal when it comes to travel, while our inner travel desire may continue completely “old…