EU May Impose Compulsory Vaccinations And Travel Restrictions Because Of Omicron Strain

The European Union (EU) should consider making the coronavirus vaccine mandatory, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (EC). The EU should also examine travel restrictions on a regular basis to defend against the new Omicron coronavirus strain, according to the EC.

« This is my personal viewpoint… This issue is both understandable and timely, in my opinion », Ms. von der Leyen stated at a press conference. « How can we promote and debate the notion of mandatory vaccination in the European Union? It necessitates a discussion. It needs a coordinated approach. However, I believe that this is a conversation that has to be held », she added.

« We are now confronted with a tremendous double problem. We have the fourth wave on the one hand… On the other hand, we’re up against a new threat in the form of the Omicron strain. » She also stated that because BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna plan to provide additional 360 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine by the end of March, and all people who received the first portion of the vaccine would be eligible for a second dosage.

The World Health Organization (WHO) stated on November 30 that due of the advent of omicron, international travel should not be fully halted. It will not stop the spread of the new version, but it will have an impact on people’s quality of life, according to the organization. As a result, the WHO has recommended that travelers be tested for the disease and that they be quarantined.

source: ec.europa.eu

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