Greece & Co. are urging the EU to soon allow travel despite Corona - a protracted dispute emerged at the video summit.
EU video summit there
common vaccination certificate
The reason: Some countries are demanding
The debate showed that there is still a lot of
on the issue
swimsuit, towel and
corona vaccination certificate
and then off to
It would be nice.
On Wednesday, the
27 EU countries held
a video summit to discuss whether and how they would introduce a joint document to prove
corona vaccinations *
, which would then enable travel again.
When can such a vaccination certificate be expected?
Only when significantly larger parts of the population have been vaccinated.
The EU Commission considers a
of adults in the EU to be feasible by August.
The new, highly contagious
*, which could make vaccinations a race against time,
are considered a risk
If such a high vaccination rate actually achieved, this would be the Commission's view, the
in the fight against the pandemic * - and could also the
When it comes to vaccination, however, it is still rumbling in many EU countries.
At the video summit, there were many questions about transparency and delivery schedules for the various vaccines, reported an EU representative.
What speaks against the rapid introduction of a vaccination pass?
Luxembourg Foreign Minister
said that as long as everyone could not be vaccinated, it would lead to
if only vaccinated people were allowed to travel.
Countries that are dependent on tourism, such as
, advocate a European corona vaccination pass to make travel easier.
The Greek Prime Minister
demanded: “The people who are vaccinated must be allowed to travel freely.”
contradicted this yesterday
: “We do not know whether the vaccinated person can infect others.
For so long the question of privileges does not arise at all. ”According to the EU representative, at the video summit it became apparent that the vaccination certificate should initially only be a medical document and not a
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is initially against special rights for corona-vaccinated people.
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How could travelers prove their vaccination?
The EU representatives discussed yesterday whether the
yellow vaccination certificate of
World Health Organization could become
the common denominator.
Technical solutions are also possible, such as verification via a
mobile phone app
It is also still unclear whether
recovered corona infected people
can receive the status of a vaccinated
In view of the reports of
infected people who have
, this seems unlikely.
Are tourism companies allowed to exclude unvaccinated people?
Experts do not answer this clearly.
there have long been
"So negative corona tests are required today - for example, by numerous
," the German Travel Association says.
Are the limits open when the number of infections increases?
It is controversial.
Belgium's Prime Minister
Alexander De Croo
yesterday proposed a temporary ban on "non-essential travel".
“But that doesn't mean we're closing the borders,” he said.
Chancellor Merkel wants
with neighboring EU countries.
However, she expects that common arrangements will be made when entering from
(kr / dpa)
* Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital editorial network.