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Maps Highlight Europe's Free Movement

September 17, 2021 • 8:07 am CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published updated maps supporting the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel measures in the European Union EU.

The maps are based on data reported by the EU Member States every Tuesday.

The color-coded combined indicator indicates a 14-day notification rate, testing rate, and test positivity, updated as of September 16, 2021.

To limit the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the EU’s 27 Member States have adopted travel measures that have impacted citizens’ right to move freely across the EU, such as requirements to undergo quarantine or take a coronavirus test, says the ECDC.

While the measures are intended to safeguard the health and well-being of citizens, they have had severe consequences for the economy and citizens’ rights.

A well-coordinated, predictable and transparent approach to the adoption of restrictions on freedom of movement is necessary to prevent the spread of the virus, safeguard the health of citizens, and maintain free movement within the Union under safe conditions.

The Council Recommendations are available at this link. The ECDC is an agency of the EU.