Fragmented and quickly changing travel restrictions and quarantine/test requirements remain a major barrier for international exhibitions and professional events to resume business. Thus, the Exhibition Industry is in full support of the Greek initiative for a EU digital vaccination certificate, as well as a Global solution with an IATA travel pass. The Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis’ proposal for an EU wide digital vaccination certificate is therefore very welcome by the European Exhibition Industry Allicance
In addition, the association calls for global coordination of criteria for risk and measures to re-establish transatlantic travel to be pushed by all supranational organisation and EU Member States with the same approach and standards. The IATA Travel Pass which is already being tested by several airlines is seen as an ideal solution. Its application could be opened up to be of use to the entire travel and hospitality chain and include specifically trade fairs and business events.