Tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond

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Information memo: Tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond

The Commission's communication and the accompanying initiatives set a coordinated framework to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions.

The package also aims to help the EU tourism sector recover from the pandemic, by supporting businesses and ensuring that Europe continues to be the number one destination for visitors.

The Commission's Tourism and Transport package includes:

  • An overall strategy towards recovery in 2020 and beyond;
  • A common approach to restoring free movement and lifting restrictions at EU internal borders in a gradual and coordinated way;
  • A framework to support the gradual re-establishment of transport whilst ensuring the safety of passengers and personnel;
  • A recommendation which aims to make travel vouchers an attractive alternative to cash reimbursement for consumers;
  • Criteria for restoring tourism activities safely and gradually and for developing health protocols for hospitality establishments such as hotels.

 

Practical information:

Composition of the study group

Administrator in charge: Alice TÉTU
Assistant: Alexandra SEIDENBERG

For more information please contact the INT Section Secretariat.