U.S. Travelers, Trips To Europe Are About To Get Complicated Over COVID

Visitors delight in the view from top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July.

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Visitors enjoy the view from top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July.

Michel Euler/AP

Because of increasing coronavirus infections there, BRUSSELS– The European Union advised Monday that its 27 countries reinstate limitations on travelers from the U.S.. The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of nations for excessive travel reverses guidance that it provided in June, when the bloc recommended raising restrictions on U.S. travelers before the summertime tourism season. The assistance is nonbinding, nevertheless, and U.S. travelers ought to anticipate a collection of travel guidelines throughout the continent. The EU has no unified COVID-19 tourism policy and national EU governments have the authority to decide whether they keep their borders open to U.S. tourists. The EU likewise removed Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia from the safe travel list. The United States has yet to reopen its own borders to EU travelers, in spite of calls from the bloc for the Biden administration to lift its restriction. The European Council updates the safe travel list based on requirements connecting to coronavirus infection levels. It gets evaluated every 2 weeks. The limit for being on the EU list is having not more than 75 brand-new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 occupants over the last 14 days.

BRUSSELS– The European Union suggested Monday that its 27 countries renew constraints on travelers from the U.S. due to the fact that of rising coronavirus infections there. The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for unnecessary travel reverses advice that it provided in June, when the bloc advised lifting constraints on U.S. travelers before the summer tourism season. The EU has no unified COVID-19 tourist policy and nationwide EU governments have the authority to decide whether they keep their borders open to U.S. tourists.

Recently in the U.S. new coronavirus cases averaged over 152,000 a day, turning the clock back to the end of January, and the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients was around 85,000, a number not seen given that early February. U.S. coronavirus deaths have been over 1,200 a day for numerous days, 7 times greater than they remained in early July.

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