The EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) is now being issued by several European countries a month ahead of schedule. The electronic platform is set for an official launch on July 1, 2021. However, the EU Gateway — the technical system that verifies the certificates — is ready and went live on June 1. Already 9 EU
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected international travel. Most countries have, at some point, implemented extra entry restrictons for overseas arrivals. These have been in addition to general preventative measures within their borders.
If you’re planning to travel to another country, it’s important to be fully informed on the COVID-19 situation in your destination, including any current restrictions.
Below is a complete guide to coronavirus that covers essential information, current travel restrictions, and FAQs.
What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a coronavirus—a type of respiratory virus common in both humans and many species of animals.
The first cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Wuhan, China, before it began to spread to countries around the world. The situation was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11th, 2020.
It has been established that most people infected with COVID-19 will overcome it without any serious symptoms.
However, certain at-risk groups such as the eledery and those with underlying health conditions are more vulnerable to the disease, and should be wary of exposure.