MTA Law Working Papers

A Jogtudományi Intézet műhelytanulmányai

Friedery Réka: Free Movement of Persons versus COVID-19: National Restrictions and EU Law

Albeit, in recent years, the EU has faced several health issues such as the pandemic influenza (H1N1), or E. Coli outbreak in Germany, this time the domino effect of Covid-19 , a worldwide epidemic with serious effects on societies and economics of everyday life, has resulted in never-before-seen protection measures across the world. Its challenges forced countries to take steps with negative outcomes to liberties as free movement. Nevertheless, free movement of persons between Member States and the limitations have multiple layers which need to be analysed separately.