About: air travel

Transport 01-07-2021

EU revives bloc-wide travel with COVID-19 pass but Delta poses threat

An EU-wide Covid certificate for easier travel comes into force on Thursday (1 July), just in time for Europe's busy summer vacation period, but the more-infectious Delta variant is already threatening to curtail its use.
Global Europe 13-05-2021

EU Commission urges limiting travel from India

The European Commission on Wednesday (12 May) urged EU member states to work together to restrict travel from India in order to limit the spread of a Covid-19 variant that has ravaged the Asian country.
Global Europe 10-03-2021

Cleared for takeoff? World eyes ‘health passports’

From digital certificates to "health passports", countries and airlines across the globe are hoping to relaunch travel by letting people prove their Covid-free status.

Portugal to table proposals to resume intra-EU travel ‘as soon as possible’

Portugal's minister of economy and digital transition on told an informal meeting of European Union ministers with responsibility for tourism that, as holder of the EU Council presidency, the country would propose measures to "resume as soon as possible movement" between EU member states.
Aviation 25-02-2021

Airlines implore EU countries to implement vaccine ‘travel pass’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on EU leaders to introduce controversial vaccine passports to restart the ailing air travel sector, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV.
Coronavirus 12-11-2020

Spain to demand negative COVID test for air travellers from high-risk countries

Spain will from 23 November demand a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours for air travellers arriving from countries with a high risk of contracting COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday (11 November).
Global Europe 29-09-2020

US, Belgium strike ‘preclearance’ deal for air passengers

The United States and Belgium said on Monday (28 September) they had reached an agreement that will allow US-bound passengers from Brussels to undergo US customs and immigration checks before departing Europe.
Politics 05-06-2020

Tweets of the Week: Border Openings, Black Lives Matter, Bottomless MEP

Europe wants to see UK tourists less, Black Lives Matter widespread protests stress, and MEP joins committee in state of undress. 
Politics 01-05-2020

Tweets of the Week: Commissioner Judges, Boris’ Baby, Summer Holidays

European Commissioners find Masterchef fame, won’t someone come up with Boris’ baby name, and if we can’t go on holidays, that would be a shame.
Aviation 04-11-2019

Carbon-neutral flying already technically feasible, says German transport expert

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Matthias von Randow, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Association of the German Transport Industry, spoke about carbon-neutral aviation fuels and the difficulties of rolling them out on a mass scale.
Emirates Airbus A380
Climate change 04-10-2019

Air travel growth suggests ‘sustainable’ and ‘development’ are not compatible

Air travel is not the only threat to life on earth, but it is a useful barometer of runaway economic growth and development that, if allowed to continue unmitigated, will irreparably harm the planet, writes Jonathan Gornall.
Aviation 24-07-2019

German Greens want to ban domestic flights by 2035

Germany's Greens plan to make domestic flights 'largely obsolete' by 2035. To this end, they want to introduce a tax on kerosene and gradually increase rail traffic. The EU, however, is far from finding a solution on how to tax air travel. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Aviation 12-07-2019

Why we are far from imposing a tax on kerosene

France introduced a tax on airline tickets this week. However, this does not really replace a tax on kerosene, which continues to be tax-exempt across Europe. But why is the EU not introducing such a tax? EURACTIV Germany reports.