|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 550|
Communication published by the European Commission on 13 May, setting out the overall strategy for the tourism and transport sectors in the aftermath of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected societies to great extent, in particular those infected and those in the frontlines, but also businesses and families at large due to the restrictions imposed upon everyone. Understandably, there is great desire for rest and fresh air along with a safe and coordinated return to some normality.
This Communication and related initiatives aim at offering guidance so the European tourism ecosystem - including travel, transport, accommodation, food, recreation and culture - is able to mitigate the impact of the virus outbreak and its aftermath. The need for such framework arises from the social and economic importance of this sector to so many regions and cities across the European Union (EU).
The package of initiatives is about helping Member States to lift confinement measures and resume businesses, work and social life, in line with epidemiological and public health criteria. It builds on the Joint European Roadmap towards lifting coronavirus containment measures. The framework is based on common, objective and nondiscriminatory principles, criteria and recommendations to guide Member States and all relevant stakeholders.
This Communication is a part of a package of initiatives and recommendations, which also include:
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Health, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Public Health, Tourism|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|