Russia showers Budapest with money and the COVID certificate the only requirement for traveling

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on Viktor Orbán’s visit to Moscow amid Russia’s tensions with the EU and the West in general. To break down what was discussed, how the visit was perceived, and what Putin and Orbán took away from their meeting, I spoke with EURACTIV’s Vlagyiszlav Maksimov.

We are also talking about another meeting during the last week of January. EU ministers decided on the general directive that EU countries must follow from the beginning of February regarding the digital COVID certificate. We wanted to know what was decided, what new measures are in place, and what travellers must prepare before they depart. I was joined by EURACTIV’s health reporters, Giedre Peseckyte and Amalie Mersh, to answer all of our questions.

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