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Commission Launches Website to Safely Resume Travelling and Tourism in the EU

On 15 June, the European Commission launched ‘Re-open EU’, a web platform to support a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe.

It will provide real-time information on borders and available means of transport and tourism services in Member States.

Re-open EU will also include practical information provided by Member States on travel restrictions, public health and safety measures such as on physical distancing or wearing of facemasks, as well as other useful information on EU and national tourism offers.

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Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market, said: “After weeks of confinement, EU internal borders are reopening. The Re-open EU website we are launching today will provide travellers with easy access to information to help them confidently make their travel plans and stay safe during their trip. It will also help small restaurant and hotel owners, as well as towns across Europe, draw inspiration from innovative solutions developed by others.”

The Re-open EU platform is part of the Commission’s Tourism and Transport package, launched in May to rebuild confidence among travellers in the EU and help European tourism resume safely, in line the necessary health precautions.

Additionally, it includes information on patronage voucher schemes that allow consumers to show support for their favourite hotels or restaurants by buying vouchers for a future stay or meal once they reopen, to help the European hospitality industry as restrictions are lifted and borders reopen.

The platform is available in all 24 official EU languages.

Visit the website here.

 

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