Information regarding access to workspaces and audiovisual facilities in the European Parliament in Strasbourg during the plenary sitting, as well as general travel information.
Travelling to Strasbourg
If you decide to be physically present in Strasbourg, please consult the “Re-open EU” website, which provides information on the various measures in place, in both France and the rest of EU member states, including on quarantine and testing requirements for travellers: https://reopen.europa.eu/en
You may also wish to check the relevant official website before travelling to France and for the requirements on your return to Brussels:
In addition, please note that France requires a sworn declaration downloadable from the French ministry: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel
Belgium also requires everyone who has spent more than 48 hours outside the country to complete a passenger locator form: https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/fr/public-health-passenger-locator-form
Accessing Parliament / Accreditation
Following EP President Sassoli’s latest decision of 1st June, upon advice of Parliament’s medical service, everyone wishing to enter Parliament’s premises must wear a medical-type face mask. Entering Parliament wearing so-called ‘community masks’ or other masks made of textiles will not be allowed. Social distancing and hand hygiene must also be respected whilst on Parliament’s premises.
Press passes can be collected at the press entrance desk.
Journalists with an inter-institutional badge can request a “Key card” at the press entrance. This electronic pass activates automatic doors and will facilitate circulation on the premises, both in Strasbourg and Brussels.
Due to ongoing renovation work in Parliament’s buildings, the media accreditation office will be closed. The filming permits are available at the Press room desk. (tbc)
Parliament’s press work room and press conference room will be open and accessible, on the same basis as Brussels, with a space to be left vacant between each desk..
Press conferences will continue to be run on a hybrid basis, with remote participation possible via interactio.
The audiovisual area next to the chamber is currently under renovation. TV studio and stand ups will temporarily take place in the “Voxbox area” to the left of the hemicycle.
The audiovisual planning desk remains available, but in the Voxbox area.
Due to this renovation work, please note that our offer will be limited: ENG crews, editing facilities, stand up positions and studios are still available but with reduced capacity.
Press Release, European Parliament, Press room , June 4, 2021. Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20210604IPR05516/media-advisory-practical-information-for-the-june-plenary-session-in-strasbourg
Republished by Intell News Romania in English, June 5, 2021