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EU relaxes travel restrictions for US travelers

  Despite fears about the spread of potentially deadly coronavirus variants, the European Union has relaxed travel restrictions for Americans, marking the next step toward normalcy. The United States, along with Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Serbia, and Taiwan, was added to a so-called “white list” of nations from which […]

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EU: Seven countries start issuing COVID-19 Passports

Seven EU Member States have gone live with the European Union’s technological method for verifying the security elements contained in the QR codes of all EU Digital COVID Certificates, a month ahead of the deadline for implementation.   Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Croatia, and Poland have linked to the gateway and begun issuing the […]

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What is the EU Digital Covid Certificate?

  People will be allowed to travel across European borders using a health passport starting July 1st, which will serve as verification of a person’s health condition. Here’s the latest on how to travel Europe this summer, in light of the new official agreement between all EU countries.   The Permanent Representatives Committee of the […]

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EU: Poverty ”significant factor” in COVID-19 expansion

  According to the findings of a recent report undertaken as part of the ESPONinitiative, which specializes in EU regional policy studies, poverty is “a significant factor” in the geographical expansion of COVID-19 in several regions of Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.   The study plots the pandemic’s spread through Europe and […]

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European Union files new lawsuit against AstraZeneca

  On Tuesday, the European Union filed a new complaint against AstraZeneca, alleging that the firm violated a procurement deal for COVID-19 vaccines, which may result in financial penalties. After taking action against AstraZeneca at the end of April over delayed vaccine deliveries, the EU has filed a second complaint against the company. The EU’s […]

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EU will open soon to American visitors

  More than a year after the European Union limited travel to the 27-nation bloc to a bare minimum to contain the coronavirus, American tourists could soon be able to visit continental Europe again. EU officials said Monday that, based on the outcome of the epidemic on both sides of the Atlantic, they are nearing […]

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EU will open to US travelers this summer

  Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be allowed to fly to EUcountries this summer, according to a top European Union official, relaxing current travel limits. According to The New York Times, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that “all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are licensed” by the […]

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EU countries start rolling out single dose J&J vaccine

  Following Europe’s drug regulator’s approval of Johnson & Johnson‘s coronavirus vaccine this week, some EU member states are beginning to prescribe the single-dose injection, with some imposing age limits, as with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Spain’s regional health officials began administering the shot to people aged 70 to 79 on Thursday, only two days after […]

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EU to receive 100 million Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine doses

   BioNTech and its US partner Pfizer have announced that they would supply the European Union with an additional 100 million doses of their coronavirus vaccine this year. The 27-nation group’s executive Commission exercised an option to buy the extra doses, raising the cumulative amount of shots to be supplied to the EU in 2021 […]

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EU: Johnson & Johnson stops Covid19 vaccine deliveries

  After the US drugmaker announced that it would suspend the delivery of its Covid19 vaccine pending a review of the risk of blood clots, the European Commission said it was seeking clarification from Johnson & Johnson. France is one of several EU countries that rely on vaccines to boost their immunization campaigns.  On Tuesday, […]

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COVID19: Europe will reach herd immunity by July

  A European Commissioner stated that by July, Europe may be immune to Covid-19, as the upcoming jab is expected to accelerate the slow roll-out of vaccines on the continent. Several European countries have begun to re-impose restrictions in response to the growing coronavirus infection, and after various exchanges on the safety of key jabs, […]

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EU to accept vaccines from Russia and China

  The European Union’s plan to allow vaccinated people to travel again- with the “digital green certificate”-will leave the main decision-making power to member states, including whether to accept vaccines from Russia and China.  According to the plan released on Wednesday, any EU country that allows vaccinated persons to skip travel restrictions within EU borders […]

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