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EU summit on the corona strategy: EU vaccination pass decided - but there is a hitch

2021-01-22T16:34:46.423Z

The heads of government of the European Union agree. The EU vaccination certificate should come. For the time being, however, it is only available as a medical document.



The heads of government of the European Union agree.

The EU vaccination certificate should come.

For the time being, however, it is only available as a medical document.

The subject of

vaccination records

and the associated privileges for vaccinated people is currently the subject of heated debate.

Foreign Minister

Heiko Maas

recently

restarted the debate when he brought up possible

special rights

for

vaccinated people

.

Should immunized people be allowed to go to the cinema, restaurants or the bar next door again?

This question is currently of concern to lawyers, politicians and medical professionals alike.

EU summit on the Corona strategy: Are there any advantages for vaccination card holders?

But the fact is that there will soon be an EU vaccination certificate.

Chancellor

Angela Merkel

and the other heads of government of the EU member states agreed on this in a four-and-a-half hour video meeting.

For the time being, an

EU vaccination certificate

will only be available as a

medical document

.

Means: It is a kind of certificate that the vaccinee

receives

after the

corona vaccination

.

It is still unclear at EU level whether there should be

advantages

for

vaccinated people

.

Southern European holiday countries such as Spain and Portugal in particular hope that travel will soon be easier again.

The current rule is that travelers have to be in quarantine in many countries.

Vacation trips are therefore not recommended in Germany either.

The tourism countries in particular are hit hard by the travel restrictions in the Corona crisis *.

All the greater is the hope that the

corona vaccinations

and an

EU vaccination certificate

will soon make traveling easier.

EU summit on the Corona strategy: This is what the EU Commission proposes

The fact is that there are

still many question marks

on the subject of the

EU vaccination pass

and

benefits

for

vaccinated people

.

Regardless of the debate, Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen

calls for

more

corona tests

within the European Union.

In particular, the new mutations of the corona virus are causing the head of the EU Commission to worry.

The President of the Commission also spoke about borders.

As the

Bild-Zeitung

reports, von der Leyen proposes a

“dark red” marking

for

hotspot zones

within the

EU

.

Travel restrictions, as well as a test and quarantine obligation, could come into force in such regions.

Irrespective of this, the President of the Commission proposes

to impose

a general

test requirement

for

travelers

from

non-EU countries

.

And what about travel bans?

EU summit on Corona strategy: will there be another travel ban?

Belgium in particular had

repeatedly brought

travel bans

in the

EU

into play.

After the virtual meeting of the heads of government, the Commission President made it clear that

travel bans remained a

matter for the federal states.

In other words: Each member state of the EU decides

itself

on possible

border

closings. Regardless of this, von der Leyen advises

against

travel abroad that is not absolutely necessary.

+

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen advises against unnecessary trips abroad.

© Francisco Seco / dpa / Pool AP

The heads of government of the member states also agree that the

internal market

within the EU must continue to function despite the rampant coronavirus pandemic.

The topic of

vaccines

was also

discussed

in the virtual

EU summit

on the further

corona strategy

.

All heads of government agreed that

vaccines

should be delivered as quickly as possible, writes Austria's Chancellor

Sebastian Kurz

after the meeting on Twitter.

EU summit on the corona strategy: Commission names ambitious vaccination targets

Kurz assumes that AstraZeneca's corona vaccine

will be approved

in the

EU

in the coming week

.

The Commission has an ambitious goal.

As the

Bild-Zeitung

reports, around 70 percent of EU citizens should be

vaccinated

against the

corona

virus

by summer 2021 at the latest

.

According to the commission, 80 percent of the over 80-year-olds as well as the nursing and health staff should be immunized by March 2021.

It is questionable whether it will actually go that fast.

Recently, there have been repeated delays in delivery of the corona vaccine - also in Germany.

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List of rubric lists: © Sven Hoppe / dpa

Source: merkur

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