The EU adopted rules for cross-border travel in coronavirus era

Council of the European Union on 24 July adopted a set of rules for all types of cross-border travel in the “era COVID-19”. About it informs the website of the Council.

“The basic rules of hygiene and infection control apply to all cross-border services collective passenger transport irrespective of the provisions in force at the place of departure or destination”, – stated in the document.

Key standards that are uniform and mandatory for use in all EU countries, include:

physical distancing and the use of masks in all kinds of transport;

– wide use of digital tickets and contactless control;

– high standards of the circulation of fresh air and cleanliness of vehicles;

– minimize contact between staff and passengers.

On 18 March, the EU leaders took the decision to close the external borders of the pandemic coronavirus. Within the Schengen zone temporarily introduced border controls. The economies of the countries of the European Union suffered great losses from the cessation of the flow of tourists.

From 1 July, the European Union began to remove restrictions for citizens of countries where the epidemic situation is similar to the EU or better.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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