Coronavirus: a timeline of EU action in 2021 


Check out our timeline to find out how the EU is tackling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in 2021.

Discover what action the EU is taking in 2021 for the roll-out of vaccines and treatment, to boost the economy, employment, society, travel and transport and to help its partners worldwide to fight Covid-19.

You can also check out our 2020 coronavirus timeline.

Covid-19 timeline 2021 
description: Follow the events of 2021  

Recovery and Resilience Facility adopted

title short description: Parliament adopts the €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility, the flagship programme in the Covid-19 recovery plan, to support EU countries in mitigating the economic and social consequences of the pandemic and prepare EU economies for a sustainable, digital future.

Relief measures for aviation

title short description: Parliament adopts an agreement with member states allowing airlines to use at least 50% of their planned take-off and landing slots for the 2021 summer and winter seasons, instead of the 80% required before the pandemic. The "use it or lose it" rule had already been temporarily suspended in March 2020 to avoid airlines operating empty flights.