The European Union has issued new COVID-19 travel restrictions for the United States of America. The EU has recommended a pause on all non-essential travel from the US as the cases in coronavirus have surged.
The average hospital admission daily has raised over 100,000 for the first time since last winter. The Delta variant is the most severe in the South US. However, the surge is seen throughout the nation. The recommendation which came from the EU is nonbinding. The term non-binding is used when the individual countries will be allowed to decide if they want to allow the visitors with proof of vaccination, negative tests or quarantine. Earlier, the EU had lifted the travel restrictions in June for the US but the US kept the ban on European non-essential travel in place from March 2020.
The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the lack of reciprocity will not be allowed to “drag on for weeks”. The death rates have also risen for the nation to 1,000 per day even after more than half of Americans have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The EU has also removed Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia from the safe travel list.