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Special rights for corona vaccinated people? Vacation countries require travel with a vaccination certificate - Merkel strongly contradicts

2021-01-22T13:13:58.156Z

Greece & Co. are urging the EU to soon allow travel despite Corona - a protracted dispute emerged at the video summit.



Greece & Co. are urging the EU to soon allow travel despite Corona - a protracted dispute emerged at the video summit.

  • At the

    EU video summit there

    was heated

    debate

    about a

    common vaccination certificate

    .

  • The reason: Some countries are demanding

    advantages

    for

    those vaccinated

    against

    Corona *

    .

  • The debate showed that there is still a lot of

    ambiguity

    on the issue

    .

Brussels -

pack

swimsuit, towel and

corona vaccination certificate

and then off to

Mallorca

or

Mykonos

this summer

?

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

vaccination rate

of

70 percent

of adults in the EU to be feasible by August.

The new, highly contagious

virus mutations

*, 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

"turning point"

in the fight against the pandemic * - and could also the

summer holidays

save.

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

Jean Asselborn

said that as long as everyone could not be vaccinated, it would lead to

discrimination

if only vaccinated people were allowed to travel.

Countries that are dependent on tourism, such as

Spain

or

Portugal

, advocate a European corona vaccination pass to make travel easier.

The Greek Prime Minister

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

demanded: “The people who are vaccinated must be allowed to travel freely.”

Angela Merkel

*

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

travel document

.

+

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is initially against special rights for corona-vaccinated people.

© Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

How could travelers prove their vaccination?

The EU representatives discussed yesterday whether the

yellow vaccination certificate of

the

World Health Organization could become

the common denominator.

Technical solutions are also possible, such as verification via a

mobile phone app

or

chip card

.

It is also still unclear whether

recovered corona infected people

can receive the status of a vaccinated

person

.

In view of the reports of

infected people who have

fallen ill

for the

second time

, this seems unlikely.

Are tourism companies allowed to exclude unvaccinated people?

Experts do not answer this clearly.

However,

there have long been

special rules

.

"So negative corona tests are required today - for example, by numerous

cross-ride-owned businesses

," 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

to avoid

reintroducing

border controls

with neighboring EU countries.

However, she expects that common arrangements will be made when entering from

Great Britain

and

South Africa

.

(kr / dpa)

* Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital editorial network.

Source: merkur

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