On Thursday evening, EU leaders will discuss, among other things, whether they should temporarily ban skiing holidays and other unnecessary travel.
It is one of the measures they could take to stop the spread of even more contagious variants of the European Union’s coronavirus.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his colleagues’ new video meeting about the fight against the corona pandemic is about the New British, South African, and other virus mutations. Now that these are spreading in the EU, the concern is growing about this.
EU leaders will also discuss introducing a European corona vaccination certificate during the consultation, which starts at 6 p.m. But there are still so many legal and practical questions about this that no decision has yet been made.
Never mind that such proof will soon become a requirement for travel between EU countries, as some southern European holiday countries would like to see.
In addition to staying at home and vaccinating, the EU leaders are also trying to better coordinate testing on Thursday evening. There may be some progress: the rapid corona test results will soon also be valid in another EU country, as the member states have already agreed in principle.