Vaccinated and recovered people should not need quarantine or testing

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 17-06-2021 14:36:00 · 3 Comments

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on 17 June has recommended that vaccinated European travellers and people who have recently recovered from covid-19 should not need to do tests and quarantines.

At stake are guidelines released on 17 June by the EASA and ECDC for safe air travel in terms of health in the European Union (EU), at a time when the covid-19 certificate proving vaccination is about to enter into force.

“Countries should consider vaccinated people and people who have recovered from covid-19 in the 180 days before the trip, who are not arriving from very high risk countries or areas with community circulation of worrying variants and who may providing proof of this using the EU certificate, or third country nationals using similar types of certification, should not be subjected to testing or quarantine”, said the European agencies in the guidelines released on 17 June.

According to these two European agencies, "Exceptionally, for passengers arriving from very high risk countries or areas with community circulation of variants of concern, rapid antigen detection testing could be considered before departure or upon arrival", in addition to already requested PCR tests.

With summer coming and the travel and tourism sectors expecting to resume, EASA and ECDC also argue that “the verification of a proof of health or a certificate, from a health safety perspective, is better organised upon arrival at the airport”, to avoid delays in the process.

For people in the EU who are not yet vaccinated or previously infected and who have natural immunity, European agencies propose to countries a “risk-based approach to entry measures based on risk in the country of origin and risk tolerance in the country of destination”.

In both cases, it is recommended that security measures be maintained, such as physical distance of at least one metre, use of surgical masks at all stages of the trip and filling in passenger location forms for tracking purposes.

The recommendations are not binding, as health management is a national competence of Member States, although the EASA and ECDC hope that “countries across Europe will adopt their recommendations in order to ensure harmonisation and the safe recovery of the sector of air transport and tourism”.

Earlier this week, the EU Council adopted a recommendation for a coordinated approach to travel and pointed out that vaccinated people with at least one dose or people who have recovered from covid-19 should not be subjected to restrictive measures such as quarantines or testing.

These new recommendations call into question the validity of keeping Portugal off the UK green list of travel destinations even further. If you would like to lobby your UK MP to put Portugal back on the green list then click here for further information.

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Is it true they have it planned to have it all the way to the "X-ray" and "Zulu" variant ?
Even the vaccines that were promised to work aren't working anymore.......
The silver lining is that there is a 0.3% incidence of death apparently without the vaccine.
What seems to be even more shocking is that the chance of death is higher after taking the vaccines than without taking it !

By Stella from Algarve on 17-06-2021 05:50

"Vaccinated and recovered people should not need quarantine or testing"

So tourism and the might £ dictates. However, we poor locals get a €150 fine if without a mask going to the beach. We are also told, including reputable scientific studies, that contagion can still happen, and will happen with a much reduced viral load, to a full vaccinated person.

If a vaccinated person, albeit not dying because of it anymore (or so it hope, the new Indian variant endemic in the UK and Portugal is a game stopper)---as I was saying, it a vaccinated person still cant get covid and disseminated it, under which rationale we do away with quarantine and testing? Is this a death wish?

By Rui F Ribeiro from Lisbon on 17-06-2021 05:09

"Covid-19" , "Alpha", "Delta", then get ready to dance the "Foxtrot" variant next.......
Do any of you still believe in this joke ? Seriously...
The never ending cycle of a virus that has a survivability rate of 99.7%.
Its about time we wake up from this exercise to turn us into mere sheep in a farm.
Get vaccinated before you lose your freedom to go to the toilet next ! so they will say..
To that I will say you can shove that 'chipped' needle up your axx !
Damn Jokers !

By Dan from Lisbon on 17-06-2021 02:51
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