Before you book that trip to Greece or Italy for September, you might want to read this. There is new report suggests the EU is looking to add new restrictions on U.S. tourists, seeing how Covid-19 cases are once again rising because of the new Delta variant. Here’s what you need to know.
The EU Looking To Impose New Restrictions On U.S. Travelers
One of the main criteria for a country to be on the safe list for the EU is having fewer than 75 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people. As of press time, the U.S. is just under 270 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, with many states across the country sounding the alarm. The “safe” list currently comprises two dozen countries, including the United States, Japan, and Australia, which are considered safe from a health perspective under the ongoing pandemic.
With that said, the E.U. has repeatedly asked the White House to let in their citizens after the U.S. was added to their white list back in June.
“Many representatives of the EU member states and of the EU have spoken to our U.S. counterparts about the plans to reopen the country for visitors from the EU countries, in particular after Europe’s step to allow the U.S. citizens to travel,” a spokesperson for the Slovenian EU presidency said.
“We all consider people-to-people contacts to be the building block of strong, successful transatlantic partnership and alliance, so we keep reminding, asking, and encouraging our U.S. friends to follow suit,” the spokesperson added.
Now, before you book your trip to Barcelona, the only problem you may encounter is the fact that many airlines are yet to resume their normal pre-pandemic flight routes. However, that might all change by mid-July, as flights will slowly but surely come back as high season for tourism could last well into the fall.
Let us know what your travel plans are for this summer. Are you staying close to home or are you looking for an adventure abroad? Drop us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. And as always, don’t forget to come back to The Go To Family for all the latest news and updates on Covid-19 related travel.