The United States of America is not on a “safe list” of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union governments.
As per the diplomats said. The European Union bloc is expected to give outline approval to leisure or business travel from Wednesday (today) to 14 countries beyond its borders when they vote on the list by midday Brussels time (1000 GMT).
The countries are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, diplomats also said.
Russia and Brazil, along with the United States, are among countries that do not make the initial “safe list”, The vote is aimed at supporting the European Union travel industry and tourist destinations, particularly countries in southern Europe hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The travel list must be passed by a “qualified majority” of European Union countries, meaning 15 EU countries representing 65% of the population. 4 EU diplomats said they expected it to secure the required backing.
The travel list will act as a recommendation to European Union members, meaning they will almost certainly not allow access to travellers from other countries, but could potentially set restrictions on those entering from the fourteen nations.
The Czech Republic is not allowing in tourists from Portugal and Sweden, Greece is mandating coronavirus tests for arrivals from a range of EU countries, including France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, with self-quarantine until results are known.
British nationals can also travel to many European Union countries, although non-essential travellers to Britain are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
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