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EU Extends Ban On American Travelers, Again
You might want to rethink those cheap flight tickets to Europe.
The European Union has extended its travel ban on Americans for the second time this summer following an increase in cases in the United States.
On July 1, the EU started to lift its travel restrictions and began welcoming visitors from at least 14 countries, including Canada, South Korea, and Australia.
The United States was excluded from the initial list because of the number of cases, as Travel Noire previously reported.
The European Council made the announcement following a biweekly review of coronavirus trends, containment efforts, and travel restrictions around the world to determine whether to add or restrict travelers.
Approval into EU countries requires that the COVID-19 outbreak in countries outside the EU are equally contained or better than in the EU.
The United States has more than 4 million COVID-19 cases and more than 151,000 deaths, more than any other country, according to Johns Hopkins data.
Right now, travelers from 12 countries are permitted to enter the EU. The list includes:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity
The EU’s decree does not apply to travel to Britain, which left the EU in January.