EU Introduces Covid-19 Traffic Light System to Clarify Travel Situation

Lifestyle & TravelTravel ♦ Published: October 13, 2020; 22:10 ♦ (Vindobona)

The EU member states have agreed on a common system to coordinate travel restrictions with regard to Covid-19. Similar to the current Austrian system, the colors of a traffic light will indicate the risk of the particular areas within the EU borders.

Travel across borders within the EU should become clearer and more predictable in the near future. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / David Edgar / CC BY-SA (

For travel within the EU, the classification of Covid-19 risk areas as well as testing and quarantine regulations should become clearer and more predictable.

The EU member states have agreed on a corresponding recommendation by the European Commission to improve the coordination of travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This includes a map of the entire EU with uniform color codes - green, …