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Trade groups call for EU travel policy alignment – TravelMole

Travel industry groups across Europe are urging member states to align and coordinate in their responses to the current Covid situation sweeping across Europe.

A broad group of travel and tourism stakeholders called on governments to better coordinate and their heath and travel policy responses to avoid re-imposing restrictions.

It cites the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which states that in the current situation, travel restrictions are ineffective in reducing virus transmission, hospitalisations, or deaths.

They claim limiting border crossings would indeed not carry any public health benefit.

Up to 900,000 jobs could be lost across the EU’s tourism sector this year if travel restrictions are re-imposed this winter, citing WTTC data.

It says European tourism cannot function with ‘inconsistent and constantly changing national approaches.’

“Coordination is the only solution to protect the sector from the effects of…

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