EU aviation and tourism urge coordinated COVID-19 measures to help save work

The present patchwork of limitations throughout Europe is producing confusion for Europe’s vacation and tourism industries, and amongst its workers

  • 14 European stakeholders in aviation and tourism urge worldwide coordination of all restrictive measures relevant to COVID-19
  • The group asserts that coordination is necessary on travel constraints, vaccination certificates, and screening requirements
  • A obvious and concise established of coordinated steps across Europe will assist restore community self confidence and is the only opportunity to help save the approaching summer months period

In advance of the 1 March Incredible conference of Ministers of Tourism, 14 European stakeholders in aviation and tourism have urged the Portuguese presidency of the EU to place their initiatives into the coordination of all restrictive actions similar to COVID-19.

In an open letter, field and worker associations affirm the presidency’s motto, “Time to deliver: a truthful, eco-friendly and electronic recovery,” and define the various actions that would revive the sector, by enabling the restart of worldwide travel as quickly as it is safe to do so. The team asserts that coordination is necessary on journey restrictions, vaccination certificates, and testing prerequisites, all of which keep on to negatively have an impact on both tourism and aviation.

The associations simply call for EU harmonization on the adhering to matters:

  • Prevalent use of affordable, responsible and rapid assessments to relieve present-day journey limits
  • Termination of quarantine specifications for air travelers that have presently examined negative
  • Clarity on the timing, languages, and exemptions to COVID-19 exams which remains unclear
  • Exemption of vaccinated vacationers from testing, quarantine, and other limits
  • Use of vaccinations not as a pre-requisite to vacation, but to help in the restart of air journey.

“We feel that the European Union can continue to conserve what continues to be of the tourism and air transportation sectors by implementing a genuinely coordinated strategy to these troubles. The present-day patchwork of restrictions across Europe is producing confusion for Europe’s travel and tourism industries, and amongst its staff,” say the associations, pointing to the reality that unpredictability and the lack of clarity on restrictions impedes air transport connectivity, which in convert puts work at possibility in the air transportation sector, tourism and past.

A obvious and concise established of coordinated measures across Europe will assistance restore general public self esteem and is the only opportunity to conserve the forthcoming summer months period. Failure to do so could guide to hundreds of hundreds extra work losses throughout Europe.

The open letter is signed by:

Airline Catering Affiliation (ACA)
Airline Coordination Platform (ACP)
Airlines for Dialogue (A4D)
Airways for Europe (A4E)
Airport Services Affiliation (ASA)
Airports Council Global – Europe (ACI Europe)
Air Visitors Controllers European Union Coordination (ATCEUC)
Civil Air Navigation Providers Organisation (CANSO)
European Cockpit Association (ECA)
European Federation of Meals, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)
European Areas Airline Association (Era)
Europeans for Truthful Opposition (E4FC)
European Transportation Workers’ Federation (ETF)
UNI Europa