European Commission to recommend reinstatement of transatlantic tourist travel thanks to rapid vaccination rate in the U.S.
United States citizens fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to visit the European Union in the summer.
This was announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, reports The New York Times.
вЂњIt is my understanding that Americans are using vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency. This will make free travel and travel to the European Union possible,вЂќ the head of the European Commission said.
She noted that the European Commission intends to recommend the restoration of transatlantic travel, given the rapid pace of vaccination in the U.S. and active negotiations between local authorities and the European Union to recognize each other's вЂњvaccination passportsвЂќ.
At the same time, der Leyen specified that the resumption of travel would depend on the epidemiological situation.
Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department plans to soon update its recommendations on foreign travels of Americans, after which about 80% of the countries will fall into the category of вЂњDo Not TravelвЂќ.
Recall that the U.S. has already introduced more than 200 million doses of vaccine against coronavirus вЂ” that's an average of 3 million vaccinations per day.