Great news has arrived for those hoping to travel to the European Union this summer: those desired holidays are close to becoming a reality. Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said that American tourists will be allowed into its member countries this summer. But do not forget that there is a mandatory condition: tourists must prove that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
She shared this news during an interview with the New York Times on Sunday, also promising that the end of the travel ban will arrive very soon. The European Union will receive American tourists very soon.
“The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines. This will enable free movement and travel to the European Union. Because one thing is clear: All 27 member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by EMA.”
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission
European Union Member Have The Last Word When Allowing Trans-Atlantic Flights
If we take a look back at the beginning of the pandemic, we may remember that amongst the first measures to stop the expansion of the COVID-19, the UE and America closed their non-essential travel. Much water has flowed under the bridge since then and this ban will get to its end very soon. Besides, the tourism sector is in great need of activity as they are accumulating millionaire losses. The re-opening of UE-America traveling will be a breath of fresh air for a huge number of tourists.
The European Union and its executives are trying to develop a system to verify vaccination certificates on tourists. Although Van der Leyen did not share exact dates for the end of the ban, it will likely be ahead of summer. Despite this great news, Van der Leyer also advised that individual nations will be able to approve or deny trans-Atlantic flights.
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