Vaccinated American Travelers Will Be Able To Visit Europe This Summer
American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a year after shutting down nonessential travel from most countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
The fast pace of vaccination in the United States, and advanced talks between authorities there and the European Union over how to make vaccine certificates acceptable as proof of immunity for visitors, will enable the European Commission to recommend a switch in policy that could see trans-Atlantic leisure travel restored.
“Because one thing is clear: All 27 member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by European Medicines Agency,” she added. The agency has approved all three vaccines being used in the United States, namely the Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson shots. read more