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EU vaccination pass planned: What that means for travel and vacation in 2021


An EU vaccination certificate should provide clarity in the Corona crisis. That could affect travel. Will vacation soon only be possible with a corona vaccination?

An EU vaccination certificate should provide clarity in the Corona crisis.

That could affect travel.

Will vacation soon only be possible with a corona vaccination?

  • An

    EU vaccination certificate

    could be used to record and control vaccinations against



  • This can also have an impact


    freedom of travel


  • Will you soon be able to

    go on vacation

    only with a Corona * vaccination


Frankfurt - In the discussion about a

corona vaccination


, the aspect of traveling plays an important role.

Because once there is such a passport that


the vaccination against the

Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus

, this could have consequences for

many people's



Vacation countries

such as Greece, Malta and Spain have already


a uniform

EU vaccination

pass and indicated that this could make it possible for vaccinated people to travel freely again.

Finally vacation by the sea again.

Most people would like that for the

summer of 2021


But in Corona times, the otherwise normal travel planning for summer vacation seems to be a long way off.

The classic holiday countries in the EU, such as


and Spain, are


hard hit.

The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, now pleaded: "The people who are vaccinated must be able to travel freely."


Corona vaccination pass: Could travel soon be dependent on a Covid 19 vaccination?

(Symbol picture).

© PanoramiC / image-images

Corona vaccination pass in the EU: Why is it only possible to fly with proof of vaccination?



should be

documented and checked

in a

corona vaccination pass




is backing this initiative.

The Spanish tourism minister Reyes Maroto told the newspaper “La Vanguardia”: “This could help to restore mobility at European level”.

And many airlines are also involved in this discussion.

Will a

vacation of

your choice

soon only be possible for people with a

vaccination certificate


A negative

corona test

is already





This could also be





According to “tagesschau”, it can be assumed that

airlines will take

this step.

If a negative corona test * is now considered to be a prerequisite for a trip, this could soon also apply to vaccination certificates.

There are already initial indications of such a development.

Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr

announced in “Welt am Sonntag” that in future only people with a negative corona test or





will be taken on intercontinental flights


The Australian


Quantas had already announced in November that a

vaccination certificate

for travelers on international flights will soon be mandatory.

Travel only with a Corona vaccination certificate?

First countries relax entry requirements

But not only

air travel

should in future be

dependent on


corona vaccination,

among other things


The same could also apply to general entry by train or car.

There are already first tendencies.

Some countries have already decided to


quarantine rules

for vaccinated people.

According to the website of the Federal Foreign Office, a vaccinated person

no longer has to be quarantined




The same is true for Iceland and the

Republic of Moldova




require vaccination in adults and a negative PCR test if quarantine-free entry is to be guaranteed.

A vacation without long waiting times due to a quarantine is already possible in these countries with vaccination.

A survey by the “Reise vor 9” portal among 1,300 people from the

travel industry

shows a clear trend.

Three quarters of the participants stated that they consider it very or largely likely that many countries

could insist


corona vaccination

upon entry in the



In addition, almost 70 percent expect that


could be reserved for



worldwide until the end of the corona pandemic


Survey among 1,300 people from the tourism industry

proportion of

Corona vaccination will be required by many countries upon entry in the future

75 percent (very or mostly likely)

Travel could be reserved for vaccinated people

Almost 70 percent

Airlines could only let vaccinated people on board

67 percent

Corresponding rules in the hotel industry

47 percent

Source: Travel before 9

EU vaccination certificate: how is the holiday thanks to the corona vaccination certificate?

Open questions remain

But what should a

corona vaccination pass

look like.

As media reports unanimously announced, the EU is currently working on a common standard.

EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said that there is

already a global standard

with the yellow

vaccination certificate from

the World Health Organization.

The question now is what this can be used for.

What role



vaccination certificate play




Corona times * should play, so the EU has not yet agreed on that.

According to von der Leyen, a lot is still too unclear.

It is not yet certain whether

people vaccinated


Covid-19 will

still transmit the virus.

It is also still not clear how long a person is immune after vaccination.

From the point of view of the EU Commission chief, a politically explosive question also plays a central role.

After all, what can people do who cannot be vaccinated for legitimate reasons or who simply have not yet had access to a



Digital corona vaccination certificate: This is why airlines are working on digital vaccination records

Regardless of the discussion about the

corona vaccination


in the


, some airlines are already working on introducing a digital offer for proof of vaccination.

The World Airline Association (IATA) has developed a so-called "IATA Travel Pass" which contains data on

vaccination records and the corona test


This should make air travel easier and quarantines avoided.

The Arab airlines Ethihad and Emirates have already introduced this health pass.

According to its own information, Lufthansa is also involved in the project.

So far, however, the introduction for certain groups of passengers is still being examined.

Instead of just


on the

yellow vaccination certificate used



, a district in Bavaria has also


to have its own digital

corona vaccination certificate


Vaccination cards were introduced in Altötting that contain names, date of birth, place of residence, photos as well as the vaccine and the two vaccination dates of the vaccinated persons in digital form.

The data can be called up using a QR code.


Corona vaccination pass: Could travel soon be dependent on a Covid 19 vaccination?

(Symbol picture).

© Andrés Gutiérrez / dpa

One thing is certain, namely that nothing is certain yet.

According to many experts from the

travel industry



will be an important condition for freedom of travel in the future.

The efforts of some countries and airlines also suggest this.

How this will have an effect exactly, that also depends on how the vaccination efforts of countries bear fruit, and whether


can actually infect any other people.

For the

2021 vacation

, however, this means that travel fans will have to put off

vacation planning

on the back burner.

(Sophia Lother)

* is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Andrés Gutiérrez / dpa

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-01-29

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