BRUSSELS-The European Union recommended Monday that 27 member countries lift restrictions on visitors from the United States due to the increasing coronavirus infection rate.
The European Council’s decision to remove the United States from the list of non-essential travel safe countries overturned its recommendation in June, when the European Union recommended that restrictions on American travelers be lifted before the summer tourist season.
The guide is not intended to be binding and American travelers should expect to find a variety of travel rules on the continent.
In a statement, the committee stated that “Non-listed nations or entities are subjected to temporary travel restrictions non-essential travel to EU.” This does not affect the ability of member states to cancel fully vaccinated travellers to the EU. The possibility of temporary travel restrictions.
The EU also removed Israel Kosovo Lebanon Montenegro North Macedonia, Montenegro Montenegro, Montenegro and Lebanon from the list.
The EU doesn’t have a single COVID-19 tourist policy. Instead, the EU governments have the power to restrict travel to the United States.
More than 15 million Americans traveled to Europe every year before the coronavirus crisis. New travel restrictions could lead to Europe spending billions of dollars.
This recommendation is not applicable to the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom officially left the European Union in January and opened its borders to fully-vaccinated visitors from the United States earlier in the month.
The United States is still included on the UK’s “Amber” travel list. This means that adult travelers from the United States who are vaccinated do not need to self-isolate. Three days before arriving in the UK, you will need to take a COVID-19 testing. Two days later, another test will be required.
However, despite the EU calling for the Biden administration to lift the ban on EU tourists, the United States still has not reopened its borders. The European Commission’s internal affairs spokesperson Adalbert Jahnz said on Monday that the European Union’s executive body is still in discussions with the US government because the two sides have so far failed to find a way to match.
In addition to the epidemiological criteria used to determine the countries where restrictions should be lifted, the European Council stated that “reciprocity should also be considered on a case-by-case basis.”
Based on the severity of coronavirus infections, the European Council updates the safe travel lists. Every two weeks, the list is reviewed. The threshold to be added to the EU list is 75 new COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 residents who have lived in the past 14-days.
Last week in America, more than 152,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported per day. The number of COVID-19-infected patients in the United States was 85,000 at the end of January. This is a record that has not been reached since February 1.
For several days, the death rate from the coronavirus in the United States was over 1,200 per day. That’s seven times more than the figure in early July.