The European Commission proposes to remove travel restrictions for vaccine recipients


On Monday, the European Commission proposed that EU member states remove current travel restrictions for travelers who have received full doses of the European Union’s coronavirus vaccine.

In a statement, the Commission stated that member states were also proposed to ease the current restrictions on non-essential travel for their own citizens and non-citizens.


Taking into account the vaccination campaigns and developments in the epidemiological situation around the world.

She explained that if the European Union accepts the proposal, people who received vaccines approved by the Union will be allowed to travel to European countries, provided that 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

She indicated that the “emergency brake” mechanism could be applied in the event that different types of the virus appeared in the countries of arriving in the European Union.

It is noteworthy that the vaccines approved by the Union so far are “Pfizer-Biontech”, “Moderna”, “AstraZeneca” and “Johnson & Johnson”.

While the vaccines “Sputnik V”, “Coronavac” and “Novavax” are still under evaluation by the European Medicines Agency.