Visitors from the United States will soon be permitted to travel to Europe once again. With new COVID cases decreasing in much of Europe, the European Union has agreed to reopen its borders to some visitors this summer. In order to enter freely, a visitor must be either fully vaccinated or arriving from pre-approved countries.
This decision is welcome news to the millions of tourists and business operators who have not been permitted to enter Europe for over a year.
In order to be permitted entry, a visitor must have received full immunization from an approved vaccine. These include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines.
Individual member states from the EU are permitted to modify the new measures if conditions warrant. For example, some countries may require that a visitor show proof of a negative PCR test.
The new plan is expected to go into effect next week. Please check back here for more updates.