Following the political agreement reached between the member states of the European Union regarding the digital certificate COVID, the European Commission specifies how the member states of the European Union should act regarding the travelers traveling from the green, orange, red and red areas of the dark.
Travelers coming from green areas, there should be no restrictions on free movement. For travelers from the orange zones, Member States may require a pre-trip test (PCR test, or rapid antigen test). For travelers from red zones, Member States may require travelers to undergo quarantine unless they have a pre-departure test (PCR test, or rapid antigen test).
The Commission clarifies how to deal with certain categories for travelers. Fully vaccinated persons holding vaccination certificates in accordance with the EU COVID digital certificate should be exempted from travel-related or quarantine testing 14 days after receiving the last dose. This should also be valid for people who have received a single dose of a 2-dose vaccine.
When Member States accept vaccination evidence to remove restrictions on free movement in other situations, for example after the first dose in a 2-dose series, they should also apply the same approach to COVID vaccination certificates. hold vaccination certificates in accordance with the EU digital certificate COVID should be exempt from travel-related testing or quarantine during the first 180 days after a positive PCR test.
Persons with a valid test certificate in accordance with the EU digital certificate COVID should be exempted from possible quarantine requirements. The Commission proposes a standard validity period for the tests: 72 hours for PCR tests and, when accepted by a Member State, 48 hours for rapid antigen tests.
Travelers from dark red areas: non-essential travel should be strongly discouraged. Testing and quarantine requirements remain in effect in this case.
Minors traveling with their parents should be excluded from quarantine when their parents do not need to quarantine, for example due to vaccination. Children under 6 years of age should also be excluded from travel-related testing.
For areas marked in orange, the proposal is to increase the 14-day COVID-19 cumulative infection rate threshold from 50 to 75. Similarly, for red areas the proposal is to adjust the threshold limit from the current 50-150 in new 75- 150. / abcnews