Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger (ÖVP) had invited to the consultations. Their EU counterparts from Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta and Bulgaria took part. These are countries in which tourism plays an important role, it was said in advance.
“The ‘Green Pass’ should be valid and legible at every airport and in every hotel in Europe. The practical implementation is therefore crucial for tourism,” emphasized Köstinger in the broadcast. Vaccinated, recovered and tested EU citizens should “be able to take advantage of the freedom to travel”.