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EU recommends 9-month limit on COVID-19 vaccine validity for travel - Bloomberg News

The EU will also recommend countries reopen from Jan. 10 to all those who have used vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, the report said, citing a document seen by Bloomberg.

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Published November 25,2021
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The European Union will propose a nine-month time limit on COVID-19 vaccine validity for travel into the bloc and will also suggest prioritizing vaccinated travelers, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing a document.

The European Commission will recommend its member states continue to welcome travelers vaccinated with shots approved by the bloc, the report said, adding it will also suggest that countries reopen from Jan. 10 to people vaccinated with shots approved by the World Health Organization.

An announcement on the proposals, which cover travel from outside the EU, is expected later on Thursday, the report said.

The news came at a time when the EU's public health agency European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) suggested that COVID-19 vaccine boosters should be considered for all adults, in a major change to the agency's guidance.

On Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis also suggested that the EU make COVID booster shots a condition for travel across the bloc.