Good news if you have been vaccinated as published in "Breaking Travel News"
The European Union commission has unveiled plans to ease restrictions on non-essential travel into the region this summer.
Officials plan to admit travellers from countries with “a good epidemiological situation,” as well as those who have had two doses of an EU-approved vaccine.
At the same time, the emergence of coronavirus variants of concern calls for continued vigilance, a statement said.
Therefore as counter-balance, the commission has proposed a new ‘emergency brake’ mechanism, to be coordinated at EU level and which would limit the risk of such variants entering the EU.
This will allow countries to act quickly and temporarily limit to a strict minimum all travel from affected countries for the time needed to put in place appropriate sanitary measures.
“Time to revive EU tourism industry and for cross-border friendships to rekindle - safely,” EU commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, tweeted.
The bloc has already announced plans for a digital certificate, which would cover anyone who is either vaccinated against Covid-19, has a negative test or has recently recovered.
The EU currently only allows non-essential travel from seven countries.
This list is decided by the Council on the basis of epidemiological criteria contained in the current recommendation.
The commission is now proposing to amend the criteria to consider the mounting evidence of the positive impact of vaccination campaigns.
The proposal is to increase the threshold of 14-day cumulative Covid-19 case notification rate from 25 to 100.
This remains considerably below the current EU average, which is over 420.
Discussions on the proposals are ongoing, with more information expected in the coming weeks.
This should make it much more likely that we will be able to offer at the very least our regular week in Lucca from the 21 - 28 August and then the following week in Sardinia from the 28th August until the 4th of September. A new sister hotel of our very popular Villa Marta in Lucca is in the process of being completely renovated at the moment and will be ready for this summer. The style and quality will be very similar to Villa Marta and it is only a 5-minute drive from the club. We have booked off some rooms there for the 21-28 August.
If you would like to register your interest in either the Lucca or Sardinia week please contact us and we could add your name(s) to the list.
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Tailor Made Holidays
We can also offer tailor made holidays to suit your requirements in any of our locations for a few days or a long weekend if an entire week is too long?
All you have to do is choose a location with preferred dates and Laura will do the rest. She will provide options for accommodation and information re flights and car hire if required.
History of Tuscan Tennis Holidays (Est. 1994)
Founded in 1994, Tuscan Tennis has developed a reputation for great tennis holidays combining high quality tennis coaching with superb locations in Italy (Lucca, Florence, Sicily & Sardinia) plus great accommodation which is a mix that has encouraged our clients to travel with us time and time again. (75% repeats!)
Ian Campbell is the founder and director of TTH who has a vast experience in both playing/coaching tennis throughout the world, and has lived in Italy for many years.
We only employ the highest qualified most experienced coaches in all of our locations who have worked with TTH for many years.
Our aim is simple - to provide a relaxing and fun tennis holiday whatever your level of tennis, and to introduce you to places off the beaten track so you can enjoy the very best that your chosen destination has to offer.
With over 20 years experience and an in depth knowledge of each location we can provide a tennis holiday with a difference.
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Short Tennis Breaks?
We can arrange shorter holidays of only a few days or a long weekend if an entire week is too long?
Depending on the dates required Laura will be able to recommend the best possible option so please get in touch and we can send you full details of what we can offer.