Although currently one of the biggest problems is the lack of vaccines, ie poorer production, and thus in many EU countries, including Croatia, the vaccination process has slowed down, the European Commission has set a goal that by the summer of 2021. Member States vaccinate at least 70% of the adult population.
The start of vaccinations has sparked optimism among European tourism workers, but it is also clear how it will the percentage of population vaccination will be important data in assessing the safety of a destination this tourist season. Croatia has increased vaccine orders, and most of the population is expected to be vaccinated by the end of April.
The European Commission has called on member states to speed up the use of vaccines in the EU, and they expect at least 2021% of people over the age of 80 and 80% of health and social care workers in all Member States to be vaccinated by March 80. By summer 2021, Member States should vaccinate at least 70% of the adult population.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen stated: Vaccination is key to ending this crisis. We have already provided enough vaccines for the entire population of the European Union. Now we have to speed up the delivery and the vaccination itself. Our goal is to vaccinate 70% of the adult population by the summer. That could be a turning point in the fight against this virus. But we will end this pandemic only when all the people in the world have access to vaccines. We will intensify work to help our neighbors and partners around the world procure vaccines.
Faster vaccine use across the EU
- Do March 2021. it should vaccinate at least 80% person older than 80 years te 80% workers in the health and social care system in all Member States.
- Until the summer of 2021. Member States should vaccinate at least 70% of the adult population.
- The Commission, Member States and the EMA will work with businesses to make the most of the EU’s potential for increased vaccine production.
As for the idea of the so-called Covid passports for citizens who have been vaccinated are currently given up in the EC. But the Commission and the Member States are working on it vaccination certificates, which will fully comply with EU data protection regulations and which will facilitate continuous care. By the end of January 2021. a common approach needs to be agreed in order to receipts issued in the Member States could immediately start to be used in health systems inside and outside the EU.
Dark red zones are being introduced on the EU epidemiological map
The European Commission has announced the introduction of a new label on the epidemiological map of Europe - a dark red zone from which passengers would have to be tested before leaving, and quarantined upon arrival at the destination.
Dark red would indicate areas where the circulation of the virus is at an extremely high level.
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