Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be allowed to fly to EUcountries this summer, according to a top European Union official, relaxing current travel limits.
According to The New York Times, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that “all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are licensed” by the European Medicines Agency will be accepted unconditionally by the European Union members.
The three vaccines used in the United States have been licensed by the agency.
“As far as I can see, the Americans use vaccines that have been licensed by the European Medicines Agency,” von der Leyen said. “Free movement and travel to the European Union would be possible as a result of this.”
She didn’t mention when she expected to be able to drive again.
More than a year ago, the EU largely shut down non-essential travel.
COVID-19 travel passes will be launched this month by EU member states, allowing people who have been vaccinated against the disease, healed from an outbreak, or tested negative to travel more quickly.