European Commission president confirms via an interview with the New York Times
For Americans who were unable to make their trips to Europe last year due to COVID-19, have no fear. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, revealed in an interview with the New York Times that American tourists will be allowed into its member countries this summer as long as they show proof that they are fully vaccinated. Von der Leyen also goes on to comment that she believes the end of the travel ban will be sometime soon and thus, would allow for American tourists to enter the European Union’s member countries. Von der Leyen said the following during her interview with the New York Times last week,
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 E.M.A.”
Although Von der Leyen confirmed that American tourists will be allowed into the E.U’s member countries this summer, she did not give an official timetable. She did comment that the United States was on track for herd immunity by mid-June, but I guess only time will tell.
If American’s are able to go to the E.U. this summer, it will be the first time in more than a year.
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Source – New York Times