The EU ministers of tourism decided to develop a certificate of security in the sphere of tourism under provisional name Covid-passport as Ukrinform reported citing Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli.
“We have finished the informal conference of the ministers with the participation of all countries-members and European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton. We reached several conclusions, particularly, in the organization of the joint European approach to emerging from the crisis. It will include the creation of joint protocols and measures in the spheres of health and security. The ministers agreed that the common document under provision name Covid-passport should be created and it will work all over the EU,” Cappelli noted.
Moreover, according to the minister, they agreed that the short-term Fund of recovery, which will be created under the aegis of the European Commission and participation of the countries-members, will include the expenses for the restoration of the travel industry in the volume of 20-25%. The same percentage should be provided to the industry by the Multi-year financial prospect of the EU for 2021-27.
“Usually, tourism does not pay such a significant role at Multi-year financial prospect but currently, we have a unique position from the sides of the countries-members: the industry should make 20-25% of the long-term budget. Exactly tourism should play an important role in the revival of the economy of our countries,” he stated.
On April 15, the European Commission together with the President of the European Council proposed a European roadmap to phase-out the containment measures due to the coronavirus outbreak.