Before long American tourists may be able to see Paris and the treasures of the Louvre, shown last summer. American vacationers that have been fully vaccinated from Covid-19 will have the ability to see the European Union over the summer, the mind of the bloc’s executive body said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a year after shutting down nonessential travel from many countries to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.
The quick pace of vaccination in the USA, and innovative talks between governments there and the European Union over how to earn vaccine certificates suitable as proof of immunity for visitors, will enable the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, to urge a switch in policy which could see trans-Atlantic leisure travel restored. “Because one thing is apparent: All 27 member countries will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are accepted by E.M.A.,” she added.
The agency, the bloc’s drugs regulator, has approved all three vaccines used in the USA, namely the Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson shots. “The Americans, as much as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said Sunday in an interview with The Times in Brussels. “This will enable free movement along with the traveling to the European Union. The head of the European Commission said the bloc would change policy, under certain conditions, following over a year of mostly destroys nonessential travel.