Council Conclusions on Compliance with the necessary hygiene and infection control measuress to ensure cross border collective passenger transport.
These Conclusions are not binding on Member States, but propose measures that Member States can put in place to ensure the health safety of workers and passengers in cross-border transport.
It is proposed to promote measures such as:
– where circumstances allow, all passengers should be kept at a safe distance from other people, with the exception of members of their family or household with whom they travel;
– where technically feasible, include all possibilities to reduce physical contact, for example, greater use of digital maps and digital map inspections;
– facilitate border crossing procedures in order to minimize contact between staff and passengers as much as possible within the existing framework;
– unless other technical or organizational measures can be taken to maintain physical contact at a distance, it is proposed that, in accordance with national infection control measures, passengers cover their mouths and noses in all means of transport operating in cross-border passenger transport (vehicles, trains) , vessels and aircraft, access points and embarkation and disembarkation infrastructure);
– adequate fresh air circulation and regular fresh air supply should be provided in all means of transport;
a means of transport providing cross-border services;
– cleaning should be intensified on all means of transport operating cross-border passenger transport (vehicles, trains, vessels and planes, access points and boarding and disembarkation infrastructure) and, where cleaning has already been carried out, maintain a high standard of cleanliness; this may include making disinfectants available.