On March 17, 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across Europe and the world, EU leaders agreed to impose travel restrictions on most foreigners entering Europe to limit the spread of COVID-19.
These restrictions were eventually extended to July 1, 2020, when the European Union began to welcome travelers from the list of countries approved by its leaders. The list is created based on the epidemiological situation of the country, and countries can be added or deleted as the COVID-19 situation improves or worsens.
The list is created based on the epidemiological situation of the country, and countries can be added or deleted as the COVID-19 situation improves or worsens.
According to the latest version of the the European Union “Re-Open EU ” website, the list has been reduced to six from the original 14 approved countries. The United States has never been on the list. On the contrary, the United States still prohibits travelers from the European Schengen area, the United Kingdom and Ireland, except for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
The six countries currently on the European Commission’s list are Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican are considered EU residents who are part of the lifting of travel restrictions.
There are many exceptions to the ban on travel to Europe, including bans for European citizens and residents and their family members, transit passengers and students. This is not a legally binding list, but EU leaders have agreed that member states should not independently remove travel restrictions on unlisted countries until a decision is made in a coordinated manner.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, as of March 9, only 2.5% of the EU’s population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, compared with 9.6% in the United States.
But what countries can americans travel to? Not all of Europe prohibits travelers from the United States and other places. Some countries have recently announced policies that allow travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country.
Starting March 18, 2021, any traveller (including travellers from the United States) who has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter Iceland and will not be subject to COVID-19 inspection or quarantine measures.
From February 2nd, the Nordic country Estonia announced that people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter the country without having to accept other 10-day mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 quarantine requirements.
Starting February 1, 2021, travellers from any country/region who have received full vaccination can enter Georgia as long as they produce documents proving their COVID-19 vaccination status. (If the vaccine requires two doses, you must provide proof of two doses.) Unvaccinated travelers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, European Union, Israel, Kazakhstan, Norway, Northern Ireland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom or the United States The COVID-19 PCR test, which must be provided within 72 hours before the Georgian border travel, is negative.
On March 17, 2021, the European Commission proposed to issue a digital health certificate, specifically allowing EU residents to be vaccinated in the summer 2021, and to travel freely through 27 member states after being negative for COVID-19 or recovering from it. This disease. The committee has not yet resolved how such vaccine certificates or passports will affect travelers from abroad.