13 Mag Safe and secure travel? With us you can
For now, the tourism industry has been a challenge, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go back to travelling free and unrestricted. The intention of this blog is to help you plan and reassure yourself about your next experience.
When will you be able to travel without limits again? In May 2021 we are still struggling with the pandemic and despite the spread of vaccines we still see regional and even international borders of several countries closed, reachable only with specific reasons, swabs, and quarantines. However, the situation is constantly evolving and dealing with decrees and regulations is not always easy, especially when our destination is abroad. The aim of this article is to provide you some news and tips before you leave. Above all it will be once again an opportunity to let you know what is the protocol adopted by our company to make our guests’ travel as safe and reliable as possible. We hope to answer some common questions that travellers are asking themselves at this particular time.
What plans has My Luxury Drive set up to implement all the laws to protect employees and travellers?
What will be the behaviour rules to be followed in order to carry out a service in complete safety?
Solutions applied by our company
The customer’s first contact will be with our drivers. This is the main reason we have included the necessary protective equipment in each service in order to combat the spread of Covid-19 (mask and disinfectant gel). These preventive devices will also be available to customers if they do not have them. Guests will also find a sign on board the vehicle with behavioral obligations for the safety of the service itself. In order to guarantee the greatest possible safety, we have decided to adopt a machine for sanitizing and disinfecting vehicles.
Be a safety conscious traveler! Your health is paramount
The ministerial meeting of the Italian G20 Presidency dedicated to the tourism sector took place on 4 May via a videoconference. The main theme of the meeting focused on efforts to overcome the consequences of the pandemic and to do this, international action and coordination are essential. The aim is to identify the policies needed to ensure the revival of the tourism sector and return to normality.
The guidelines, produced in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), are based on seven areas of action, the first of which is ensuring safe mobility to restore confidence in international tourism and the economy in general.
The G20 will commit to support, complement and coordinate the main international initiatives currently under development for secure international mobility, including the EU Digital Green Certificate.
A Digital Green Certificate (DGC) is a certificate, either digital or on paper, which identifies:
– vaccination against COVID-19 has taken place
– recovery from COVID-19
– a molecular or antigenic test for SARS-CoV-2 has been carried out with a negative result.
Therefore, the digital document will not only be a certificate of vaccination for the traveller, but will also contain information about the test and the recovery in order to prevent discrimination.
The aim is to facilitate the movement of citizens between different EU countries, by defining common criteria among the 27 countries that could avoid quarantine periods or further testing. Another aim is to reduce forgery of certificates. Possession of the DGC is not a prerequisite for travel, but facilitates travel.
It is scheduled to come into force in June 2021.
Who can apply for a Digital Green Certificate?
The European Commission has announced that the Green Digital Certificate should be issued to:
– EU citizens and their family members
– non-EU citizens residing in an EU country
– travelers with the right to enter other member states
The Green Digital Certificate will be free of charge.
One of the most important conclusions to the activation of this digital document will surely be that entry restrictions can be relaxed for holders of the Green Digital Certificate.
“Italy is ready to welcome back the world.
Our mountains, our beaches, our cities, and our countryside are re-opening.
And this process will speed up in the coming weeks and months.
We must provide clear and simple rules to ensure that tourists can come to and travel within Italy safely.
As of the second half of June, a green pass will be fully operational within the EU.
It allows tourists to travel across countries without quarantine, so long as they can prove they have recovered from Covid-19, have been vaccinated or have tested negative recently.” (Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi at the press conference closing the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting- May, 04 2021)
To keep up to date with travel restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic, we recommend monitoring the Farnesina Crisis Unit’s Viaggiare Sicuri website, the International Air Travel Association (IATA) website.
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This is a challenge for everyone, travellers and organisers alike, but we are ready, and we can do it also thanks to you. We are still here to make our customers’ and partners’ dreams come true by planning their next experience. Until then, stay up to date and ready to go with our travel tips and the latest news about Covid-19 and our emotional tours and activities.