• Tom Drake

EU Agrees to Reopen Its Borders to Vaccinated Americans

The vote was in favor of easing restriction but no date for reopening is set.

Although an actual date for when the borders will reopen has not been set, yesterday, the Associated Press reported that the European Union has agreed to relax COVID-19 travel restrictions for travelers visiting from outside its 27 countries, welcoming vaccinated Americans and a number of other nations, including the U.K., ahead of the summer vacations. The US travel Association praised the move but its President and CEO Roger

Dow pointed out that the US government needs to work faster to get US borders reopened. “The U.S. has been a leader in many aspects of managing the pandemic but is behind our global competitors in pursuing an international economic reopening. The millions of travel-related U.S. jobs that were lost to the pandemic won’t come back on the strength of domestic travel alone, so identifying the path to restarting international visitation is essential to an overall economic recovery.”

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