EU recommends dropping quarantine for fully vaccinated citizens

  • 2021-06-13
  • LETA/DPA/TBT Staff

BRUSSELS - European Union member states representatives approved on Friday to drop all quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated people who travel within the bloc.

People who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their travel should not have to test for the virus or go into quarantine, according to a recommendation by the ambassadors.

This comes briefly before the Covid vaccine certificates are set to officially go live across the bloc on July 1. This serves as proof - to be mutually recognized in all 27 EU countries - whether a person has been vaccinated, tested for the virus, or recovered from an infection.

The text still needs to be officially adopted, but this is considered a formality. It is non-binding.

Under the same recommendation, also fewer non-vaccinated people would have to quarantine: mainly people coming from an area classified as "dark red," or high-risk, can be asked to self-isolate and take a test on arrival.

All others can essentially test themselves free - either before or after arrival.