Representatives from 27 EU countries agreed to allow tourists from the United States and five countries in the European camp in Brussels this Wednesday (16).
Diplomatic sources told the French Press and Reuters news agency that the ambassadors’ agreement had not yet been formally endorsed by the Council of Europe, which represents the member states, but that it would take effect “in the next few days.”
The move also applies to non-essential trips, according to the French Press. This also applies to citizens who have not been fully vaccinated against Govt-19.
Citizens other than the United States Taiwan, Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Albania and Lebanon. China’s administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong will be added if there is one.
However, this result provides it Tourists may be subjected to additional activities such as laboratory tests or isolations, When landing on European soil.
There are no countries in Latin America on this list. Currently, only eight countries have no restrictions: Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.
As summer approaches in the Northern Hemisphere and the tourist season in Europe approaches, the camp nations are mobilizing to allow at least a portion of foreign tourists to return as a measure to trigger an economic recovery.
People land at the airport in Barcelona, Spain on June 7, 2021. EU countries are taking steps to increase foreign tourist arrivals ahead of the European summer. – Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP
Due to the epidemic, the European Union closed its outer borders to non-essential travel in March 2020, but maintains a list of countries where citizens can enter as tourists.
To add to the list, One country for every 100,000 people in the previous 14 days should have registered less than 75 new Govt-19 cases. According to the European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US rate is currently 73.9.
For example, Brazil had 427 new infections per 100,000 population in the last two weeks (almost five times more than allowed), According to data from a project “Our World Data” linked to the University of Oxford. The world average is 70 (Slightly below EU requirement).
To liberate the movement of Europeans within the alliance, The European Union has begun implementing a health passport., Which certifies whether the carrier has been fully vaccinated, tested negative or has already taken Govit-19.