BRUSSELS—The European Union proposed halting nonessential journey from the U.S. simply because of the increase of Covid-19 situations, diplomats explained Monday, ending a summer time-vacation reprieve for American holidaymakers.
The decision came amid the escalating spread of the Delta variant in the U.S., where vaccination rates have also now fallen powering the average rates of pictures in EU international locations.
The EU journey checklist, which is reviewed every single two weeks, is not binding on member states, but it has usually established the pattern for who can pay a visit to the bloc. The EU decided in June to increase the U.S. to its risk-free checklist.
However, member states retain control more than all the policies for vacationer journey, this kind of as no matter whether to impose quarantines on unvaccinated vacationers and which certificates to accept as evidence of having received a vaccine.
Asserting the decision, the EU stressed the decision doesn’t choose away “the chance for member states to carry the temporary restriction on nonessential travel…for thoroughly vaccinated vacationers.”