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Free-Movement Maps Published For Europe's COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2021 • 12:08 pm CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

To limit the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus outbreak, the European Union (EU) 27 Member States adopted various measures during 2020, some of which have impacted citizens’ right to move freely across the EU, such as requirements to undergo quarantine or take a coronavirus test.

The right of European citizens to move and reside freely within the EU is one of the most cherished achievements of the EU.

Country-based maps are published by European CDC in support of the EU Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was adopted in October 2020, and amended on January 28, 2021.

These maps are based on EU Member States data to The European Surveillance System database every Tuesday.

Effective January 26, 2021, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required all air passengers two years of age and over entering the USA (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three (3) calendar days of departure​, or proof of recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus within the last 90 days.

As of March 2, 2021, airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recent recovery for all passengers before boarding. ​Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

See the CDC Proof of Negative Test Result page to view the order, complete the attestation, and see the CDC's FAQ’s.

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