A senior EU official said on Tuesday that airlines can check the new health certificates provided by the EU before allowing passengers on summer vacation to board the aircraft because the EU is trying to revitalize the tourism industry that has been ravaged by the Covid-19 epidemic.
The travel health certificate will contain Vaccination information, test or healAnd will be Valid until the World Health Organization announces the end of the pandemic, Announcing that Didier Reynders, European Commissioner of Justice, is addressing parliamentarians.
What we want is to provide citizens and member states with reliable tools.Tools available to the competent authority to facilitate free movement in all situations
He said: “We want to provide citizens and member states with a reliable tool. The competent authorities can rely on this tool to promote free movement under any circumstances.”
Similarly, airlines can (…) check the validity of the certificate in a simple way at the time of check-in
“Similarly, airlines can check the validity of the certificate in a simple way when checking in.” Reynders added to the European Parliament committee. “Long discussions at the boarding gate should be avoided.”
Pressure from the southern EU countries
Europe is in the middle of the third pandemic, but the southern EU countries that rely heavily on tourism are already pushing for measures to protect their hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions this summer, so the number of people in Belgium, France and Germany is still more skeptical .
Reindes pointed out A health certificate is not equivalent to a “vaccination passport.” The fact of vaccination alone does not give the right to travel freely, because it will constitute discrimination against those who cannot or do not want to be vaccinated.
Didier Reynders said that under the proposal, 27 EU countries will be required to honor the EU-approved vaccine, but they can also choose to recognize other countries, such as Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. Immunity is unclear.
MEP raises questions about data privacy and verifying the usefulness of these certificates for millions of car or truck transit people every day, Each country/region has different health and public safety regulations regarding transportation.