European Union countries can now apply for additional funding via the Emergency Support Instrument worth €220 million to transport essential goods, medical teams and patients affected by the coronavirus. This comes in addition to support already available via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and deliveries shipped previously via rescEU.
“The Emergency Support Instrument helps gets vital health equipment to where it is needed, and supports Member States in the transport of medical personnel or in welcoming patients from other Member States demonstrating European solidarity. After the successful shipment to Bulgaria of protective equipment,more operations will follow in the next weeks”, said Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič.
€220 million have been made available to support the transport of medical items to where they are most needed, by financing the cargo transport of assistance and relief items to EU Member StatesThe transfer of patients between EU Member States or from Member States to neighbouring countries and the transport of medical personnel and mobile medical teams to move between EU Member States and into the EU from other neighbouring countries, to help people wherever medical assistance is needed most