EU Disability and Parking cards: Parliament and Council reach provisional deal | News –

9 Feb, 2024

The directive aims to make sure that, when travelling for a short period, persons with disabilities have equal access to preferential conditions, such as reduced or zero entry fees, priority access and access to reserved parking. Both cards will grant card holders, as well as the persons accompanying them and assistance animals, access to most of the same conditions as national card holders.

European Disability Card

The European Disability Card will be issued in physical format and, when available, in digital format, and will be issued and renewed free of charge. Depending on the country, costs could be charged for loss and damaging the card. Persons with disabilities that need more assistance or support or that are entitled to support by a personal assistant will be able to add the letter “A” to their card.

European Parking Card

The European Parking Card for persons with disabilities will be issued in physical form. EU countries are encouraged to also issue the card in a digital…

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