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EU gives green light to return of US tourists, vaccinated or not: European Union member states have officially given the green light to add the United States to the list of countries and territories from which travellers, even those not vaccinated against Covid-19, can be admitted to the EU, European sources told AFP.

Belgian Covid Certificate for travel available from today: how does it work?: From Wednesday morning, Belgian residents with plans to travel within the European Union this summer can request a coronavirus certificate to prove that they are Covid-safe.

Face masks and social distancing should be gone by 1 September, says Jambon: Flanders aims to let go of social distancing and wearing face masks by 1 September, when normal life should return, according to Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon.

Belgian company joins plan to launch night train to Berlin, Amsterdam, Prague: Belgian night train operator Moonlight Express will expand its planned services between Brussels and Berlin to include stops in Amsterdam and Prague when it kicks off in 2022.

Quarantine after high-risk contact scrapped for fully vaccinated people: From 24 June, fully vaccinated people will no longer have to quarantine after having a high-risk contact if they immediately test negative, Belgium’s different health ministers decided on Wednesday.

Belgium joins Ocean Plastics Charter: Belgium has decided to join the Ocean Plastics Charter, an initiative that aims to bring together governments, businesses and civil society organisations under a commitment to a more resource-efficient and lifecycle approach to plastics stewardship on land and at sea.

Bpost tries to take the shock out of non-EU package costs: Belgian mail company Bpost has announced it has updated its services in an effort to help users avoid nasty shocks when they receive parcels from outside of the EU.

The Brussels Times