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Parliamentary questions
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23 April 2020
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Margarita de la Pisa Carrión
 Subject: Officially approved criteria for analytics assessing each person’s status vis-à-vis COVID-19

The free movement of people and goods, one of the cornerstones of the European Union and one which EU citizens used to enjoy, does not exist at present.

Member States’ failure to coordinate their implementation of containment measures resulted in the temporary closure of national borders. This caused complications with serious consequences.

The situation vis-à-vis coronavirus is now different in each Member State. They have not all taken the same measures as regards either protection or testing. It could well be, therefore, that in order to guarantee the safety of their population, certain countries will want to continue controlling entry to their territory to prevent risks during what will, most probably, be a long period of time until the pandemic dies out.

Such a state of affairs would, once again, create confusion. It would make swift freedom of movement in guaranteed safety difficult. It would be advisable, therefore, to use officially approved criteria for analytics within the EU enabling each person’s status vis-à-vis coronavirus to be assessed and their movements modulated. The inclusion on a medical certificate of the interpretation of information recorded (on a voluntary basis) in officially approved analytics or tests would be a useful tool in vouching officially for said information.

In the Commission’s view, which options would be best to speed up safe movement between Member States without causing confusion?

Original language of question: ES
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