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The Recap: Travel, Thanks & Trusted Persons

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Huge potential for barrier removal in European rivers: There is massive potential for barrier removal to restore free-flowing rivers and revive fish populations in Europe, according to a new report published today by WWF.

Belgium launches campaign to urge elderly people to appoint ‘trusted person’: The Federal Public Health Service launched the “Senior Patients” campaign on Monday, to inform elderly people about the possibility of appointing a trusted person as a representative in matters of health care.

Relaunch of Brussels-Vienna night train postponed to end of May: The restart of the ‘Nightjet’ night trains between Belgium and Austria has been pushed back again, with the first train aimed to run on 25 May, Austrian railway company ÖBB announced.

Brussels Airlines launches search for 250 ‘heroes of the pandemic’: Brussels Airlines has announced that it is looking for 250 “heroes” of the coronavirus pandemic in a new effort to thank those who “rolled up their sleeves and went above and beyond to help others.”

Schools should reopen 100% to support children’s mental health, pediatric task force warns: Reopening schools 100% should remain a priority to safeguard the mental health of children in the long run, the Belgian Pediatric Covid-19 Task Force has argued.

Belgian Olympians will get priority for coronavirus vaccine, health ministers announce: The Belgian Olympic and Paralympic athletes who have been selected to attend the Olympic Games in Tokyo this August will receive their coronavirus vaccines as soon as possible.

Denmark still administers AstraZeneca’s vaccine on a voluntary basis: Danish health authorities announced on Monday that AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine can still be given to people who want it, despite the country’s decision to scrap the vaccine from its strategy.

Greece lifts quarantine for residents of EU and five other countries: Greece’s lifts its seven-day mandatory quarantine for arriving travellers who are “permanent residents of European Union member states, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates.”

Dutch ‘test holiday’ to Rhodes: participants return following negative tests: All participants who took part in the test holiday to Rhodes have tested negative for the coronavirus and can now fly back to the Netherlands

The Brussels Times