The European Union (EU) on Monday removed the United States from the list countries of which they were citizens Authorized to undertake non-essential travel without restriction In the area of the block during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and the United States He was removed from the list,” the EU Council said in a statement.
The move includes re-banning non-essential travel from those countries.
“Non-essential travel to the EU from countries or entities not listed [en el listado aprobado] They are subject to temporary restrictions,” the statement said.
Recommendation for European countries
However, this is an EU recommendation and European capitals may allow a certain number of incomes In a scenario of widespread concern over the rise in cases, the passengers were fully vaccinated.
“This list will continue to be reviewed from time to time and, eventually, it will be updated,” said the European Union on Monday, which added the United States to the payroll on June 16.
With the arrival of boreal summer and the start of the tourist season in Europe, many countries on the bloc pushed for doors to be opened to American tourists in an effort to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.
But since March 2020 the borders of the United States have been closed to the vast majority of international travelers, whether they have been tested or vaccinated.
“Federal government agencies continue to work to develop a consistent and safe process for international travel, including across Europe,” Biden administration spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at a news conference on Monday.
“This will include strengthening measures to protect US citizens, including possible tightening of screening procedures for international travel, and may also include ensuring that foreign nationals arriving in the United States are fully vaccinated in a timely manner.” Goes.”
in present No country in Latin America is on the list of the European Union that authorizes non-essential travel. The last Latin American Uruguay was dropped from the list in December 2020.
In a decision relying on reciprocal measures, apart from China, now only 17 countries are on the list of countries allowing non-essential travel.
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