With the updated rules, approved by 581 votes in favour, two against and five abstentions in the mini-session of the European assembly in Brussels, it is therefore foreseen that “citizens can continue to call, send messages and use mobile data when travelling in the EU, without additional costs and with the same quality that they enjoy in their country”, indicates the institution in a statement.

The current roaming regulation expires on June 30, 2022, so the proposal approved last week and agreed between Parliament and Council negotiators last December extends the “home roaming” regime for another 10 years, adjusting maximum wholesale charges and introducing new measures to ensure that consumers enjoy access to roaming services of the same quality as they enjoy in the country of origin.

It is also provided that travellers have the right to be properly informed about the possibility that the services they use while roaming may incur inadvertent charges, as well as free and improved access to emergency communications.