EU lawmakers approve COVID-19 certificate in time for summer travel BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - European Union (EU) lawmakers on Wednesday gave their seal of approval to a new travel certificate that will allow people to move freely within the bloc without having to quarantine or taking extra coronavirus tests, paving the way for the pass to start in time for summer, Xinhua reports.
EU in talks with third countries on mutual recognition of COVID travel certificates BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - The European Commission is engaged in negotiations with third countries, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, on the mutual recognition of vaccine certificates, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders said here on Monday, Xinhua reports.
European Commission recommends easing restrictions on travel to EU BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM The European Commission on Monday called on the member states of the European Union (EU) to grant entry to travellers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those coming from countries with a good epidemiological situation.
SUSTOUKA – Making sustainable tourism a reality in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia and ninth largest in the world. Sustainable tourism, including nature and eco-tourism, not only provide great economic opportunities for the Kazakh people, but may also facilitate the country’s transition towards a green economy and the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
European Commission says has no doubts in quality of Sputnik V vaccine BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine «is, of course, a very good vaccine» and it is on the list of candidates for use in the EU, European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said Wednesday, answering a question on shortage of vaccines in Europe.
Kazakhstan is purposefully and progressively realizing its obligations in human rights - Kazakh MFA NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan is purposefully and progressively realising its obligations in the field of human rights, Kazakh Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Aibek Smadiyarov said in an interview with Kazinform correspondent.
Two key speeches by President Tokayev in January has an important meaning – Belgian expert BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan actively cooperates with the European Union in the field of democratization and raising the status of civil institutions. His view on the current situation in Kazakhstan in an interview with the correspondent of Kazinform News Agency says Alberto Turkstra, Project Manager, Diplomatic World Institute.
EU authorizes AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - The European Commission granted conditional marketing authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by British company AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Friday, although the bloc seems unlikely to get the amount of doses as agreed for the moment, Xinhua reports.
EU postpones issuing ‘vaccination passports’ BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM The EU decided Thursday to postpone the issuing of vaccination certificates to people immunized against COVID-19 and opted to strongly deter all unnecessary travel within the bloc and with third countries to curb the spread of the virus.