Teenagers And College-Goers Are Getting A Chance To Explore Europe For Free And Here’s How!

by Tania Tarafdar
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Teenagers and college-goers are getting a chance to explore Europe for free. The European Commission’s DiscoverEU initiative is giving a chance to 35,000 young people born between 1 July 2003 and 30 June 2004 who can apply to receive one of the travel passes. The first application round which is now open, closes on 21 April. Successful applicants can travel across Europe (predominantly using trains) for up to 30 days between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023. EU plans to launch a second application round in October. 

Travel Pass Allows Restriction-Free Travel Within Europe

The European Union announced that it would  issue a digital travel pass as proof of the coronavirus vaccination status. The travel pass called ‘Green Certificates’ allows restriction-free travel within the EU ahead of what seems like a busy summer tourist season. EU will soon issue a unified European digital COVID certificate that will be applicable all across Europe and will massively simplify cross-border traveling as well as prevent contradictory national procedures. New IATA Digital Travel Pass To Help International Flyers In COVID Times; Here’s Everything To Know.

The Travel Pass Has A QR Code That You Can Use Across EU

So basically, the travel is a QR Code that will be downloaded on your smartphone or printed on paper. With the digital health travel pass, nations will be able to drop additional testing and quarantine rules and other such unnecessary measures. This pass will help restart free movement within Europe as safely as possible. According to reports, France, Malta, and the Netherlands were the first nations to try this digital travel health pass scheme.

Also read: Want To Travel To New York? Keep Your Digital COVID Vaccine Passport Ready

France Already Has A Digital Health Travel Pass

With the digital health pass, vaccinated travellers can get a database of past tests and vaccinations. The previous antibody test results will also be incorporated. France Becomes First European Country To Launch Digital Health Pass. France launched a digital health pass where the TousAntiCovid app generates a secure QR code that contains all information about the traveller. This includes the traveller’s name, type of test, vaccine, information about the doctor or laboratory, which can be accessed on the national database.

We will keep you updated on more information about the digital health pass. Watch out this space.

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