How Some American Travelers Are Using Loopholes To Enter Europe
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How Some American Travelers Are Using Loopholes To Enter Europe

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DeAnna Taylor
DeAnna Taylor Aug 7, 2020

As the saying goes, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” While American travelers are currently banned from entering the European Union (EU), some have found loopholes in the system.

Currently, Americans are not allowed to travel to the 26 Schengen countries that make up the EU. However, they are allowed to travel to the United Kingdom.

Although it is said that this method isn’t allowed, a Miami resident was able to fly through London’s Heathrow Airport and travel through to Barcelona, Spain.

According to the traveler, who is choosing to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, the rules are not enforced when traveling from the U.K. into an EU nation.

“They didn’t question me at all,” the traveler said in a statement. “I’m not sure why. Nothing in Spain, that was the weirdest part. No checks anywhere. It’s like they didn’t care.”

Officials in Spain admit that it is hard to check each individual passenger, to ensure that they are not arriving from a high-risk place like the United States. There is allegedly a system of checks in place to screen for things such as this.

That same official was said to admit that those within Europe were also finding loopholes to get into countries with restrictions in place.

We wouldn’t be surprised if stricter measures will come now, but we won’t be the ones risking it to find out.

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