Council Recommendation on the restriction of free movement and EC Communication on drawing lessons from the Covid-19 pandemicJuin 2021
On 14 June, the EU Council published a recommendation amending that of 2020 (No. 1475) on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be noted in point 15: “Member States should not require persons living in border regions and travelling across the border on a daily or frequent basis […] to undergo a test or quarantine/self-isolation. If a testing requirement on cross-border travel is introduced in these regions, the frequency and type of tests on such persons should be proportionate […]. If the epidemiological situation on both sides of the border is comparable, no travel-related testing requirement should be imposed.”
At the same time, on 15 June, the European Commission (EC) published a Communication to the Council, European Council, European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions entitled: "Drawing the early lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic". It only deals marginally with the issue of border regions.
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