Americans can no longer fly to Europe without any worries. The European Union (EU) has begun work to remove the United States from the list of countries subject to isolation or testing obligations.
With the outbreak of the corona epidemic in early 2020, carefree travel around the world will no longer be an issue. For months, countries closed their borders to non-nationals to control the spread of the lung virus. Gradually some relaxation followed only after the vaccination campaigns started running at full speed.
The European Union decided in mid-June Add USA For a list of non-EU countries where non-essential travel is not prohibited. This adjustment was made on the basis of decent vaccine protection in the United States and a favorable growing epidemiological situation in the country.
But the delta variation spread this summer Like wildfire across America When the US government fought Vaccine to soothe suspicions For a stab. Moreover, to the frustration of Brussels, the Europeans kept their borders closed, even though the United States was fully vaccinated.
If European member states do not object by Monday, the decision to re-impose travel restrictions on Americans will be final.
All of those elements prompted the EU on Friday to open a move to remove the United States from its list of “safe” non-EU countries, Reuters news agency learned in diplomatic circles. “If European member states do not object by Monday, the decision to re-impose travel restrictions on Americans will be final.” Then EU countries may decide to introduce isolation and testing duty for Americans.
Apart from the United States, Kosovo, Israel, Montenegro, Lebanon and northern Macedonia may also disappear from the list of non-EU safe countries.
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