Flights between Switzerland and EEA countries, and flights between Croatia and EEA countries will still need to be reported
Article 1 of the legislative proposal says that the suspension concerns: '[...] activity to or from aerodromes in countries outside the European Union that are not members of EFTA, dependencies and territories of EEA Member States or countries having signed a Treaty of Accession with the Union [...]'
Since Switzerland is a member of EFTA, this means that flights between Switzerland and EEA Member States would still need to be reported and allowances surrendered.
Similarly, since Croatia has signed a Treaty of Accession with the EU, flights between Croatia and EEA Member States would still need to be reported and allowances surrendered.
In conclusion, in the Q&A below, 'intra-EEA' must be replaced by 'intra-EU/EFTA' (excluding domestic Switzerland, and including flights between Croatia and EEA).
- EU includes 27 Member States
- EEA includes all 27 EU Member States + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
- EFTA includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
- EU ETS includes all EEA Member States
In conclusion, the suspension proposal concerns flights between EEA (including overseas territories) and third countries except Switzerland and Croatia.
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