Czechia negotiates bilateral travel agreements for vaccinated citizens – EURACTIV.com
Czechia is working on bilateral travel agreements with several EU member states to allow citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel freely across Europe.
“After a year and a half, people deserve a vacation abroad. Our aim is to reach bilateral agreements as quickly as possible with the most popular destinations, such as Greece and Croatia, ”Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek said on Tuesday after meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjártó , in Budapest.
Last week he discussed travel agreements with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.
“We prefer a pan-European solution in the form of digital certificates. However, we also want to have an agreement with our neighbors, a plan B. Vaccination remains a priority, which goes hand in hand with allowing vaccinated people to travel freely, ”Kulhánek said.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš hinted that Czech citizens who received the two doses of vaccine should be able to travel to Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary or Slovenia without having to quarantine themselves at from May 15th. According to Health Minister Petr Arenberger, the prospect of traveling more easily will motivate young people to get vaccinated. (Aneta Zachová | EURACTIV.cz)