By Tony Winterburn • 24 June 2020 • 12:14
USA not on acceptable travellers list to the EU. image credit: Twitter
Bureaucrats in Brussels have drawn up two draft lists of acceptable travellers ahead of its July 1 border reopening, but, according to all reports, America is not mentioned on either list!
The US has recorded more than 2.4 million cases of the virus and over 123,00 deaths, the highest rates in the world. Southern states, including Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas recently reporting huge spikes in cases.
European nations are currently haggling over two potential lists of acceptable visitors based on how countries are faring with the coronavirus pandemic. Both lists include China, as well as developing nations like Uganda, Cuba and Vietnam and they both exclude the United States and other countries as they were deemed too risky because of the spread of the virus.
China, where Covid-19 is thought to have originated, is included on both lists, as are Cuba, Vietnam, and Uganda. EU members are wrangling the lists with final decisions on the lifting of border restrictions ahead of the bloc’s reopening on July 1.
The US banned travel from most European countries in mid-March. After initially leaving the UK off the restricted list, the ban was soon extended to Britons.
Americans take 93.0 Million international outbound trips each year, annually, there are currently 79.6 Million international visitors to the US.
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