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COVID-19: rules on free movement in the EU updated

Jan 25, 2022 | News

(25 January 2022) – Today, EU ministers have reached an agreement on updating the rules “to facilitate safe and free movement in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic”.

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Among the key updates of the recommendation are:

• In principle no additional restrictions for holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

• Aligning the validity period with the delegated act, 270 days for primary vaccination cycle.

Any measures restricting free movement must be non-discriminatory and proportionate.

Member States should in principle not refuse entry to persons travelling from other Member States.

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