According to a draft EU document seen by Bloomberg ,The European Union (EU) is set to recommend that member states review essential travel restrictions on a daily basis in the wake of the omicron variant.
Member states should pursue a coordinated approach and be prepared to impose any required controls, the document says.The bloc’s executive arm will also call on national governments to rapidly deploy booster shots and quickly implement proposals to limit the validity of the EU’s digital vaccine certificate to nine months without a booster.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU health commissioner Stella Kyriakides are scheduled to speak at a press conference later Wednesday about the latest developments around Covid-19.
The EU decided against holding an emergency virtual leaders’ summit, according to an EU official. Instead, health ministers will meet Tuesday to discuss the Covid situation and EU leaders will address it at their next scheduled summit on December 16, the official added.