Currently, travel restrictions are different in different member states. A situation difficult for citizens to understand. The European Commission wants to create more clarity.
Lhe President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, posted a video on Twitter. In it, she explains the problems – and the next solutions – for traveling abroad.
“In recent months, many governments have introduced travel restrictions,” recalls von der Leyen who acknowledges the confusion that such measures may have caused. “It is difficult to know where you can travel and what are the rules to follow to get there or return home. “
Across the European Union the colors are different and so are the testing and quarantine rules. “We need to coordinate to make life easier for Europeans. The clearer the rules are, the more citizens find themselves there. “
Unique color code
As a result, the European Commission is trying to put some order in this mess by developing an initiative. Its adoption by national governments should bring clarity to citizens. “This initiative will establish a common color code based on common criteria,” assures the President. “It will map all the regions of Europe according to the level of risk: red, orange, green. “. A single card for the whole of the Union will therefore be presented. Anyone can view it online on the site reopen.europa.eu
Ursula von der Leyen also gave some hints on the meaning and the rules by color. “There will be no restrictions if you are traveling from a green region. If you are from an orange or red region, national governments may require you to undergo a drug test or quarantine. “
Governments will be asked to communicate clearly before introducing such measures. Those who have an essential reason for traveling (transport, family reasons) will not be required to submit to a quarantine.