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Belgium in Brief: No News, Travel Blues?

If anyone is looking towards Friday for information on how the Digital Green Certificate will work in Belgium, I have some bad news for you. 

Sorry to say, but you might have to wait just a little longer, as Belgium’s next Consultative Committee has been officially postponed to Friday 4 June, but with seemingly good reason. 

The meeting – which was meant to happen this week – will be delayed to allow the authorities “to take sufficient account of the impact of the European agreement on the Digital Green Certificate” for travel within the EU during the pandemic.

Additionally, the Recommendation of the European Commission – which is expected to be published later this week – can also be considered when working out the Belgian take on the Certificate.

Now, this sounds like a lot of jargon – and it kind of is – but what it boils down to is: 

Right now, they don’t have enough information, and going off without enough could end up with broken promises and hopes dashed.

And rage. So much rage. 

So instead, I guess we wait. 

We’re almost at the end of May, but I think I can wait a few more weeks if it means we might get some meaningful news. 

After all, we’ve waited this long, but what do you think? 

Let @johnstonjules know.

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