As Europeans embark on summer holidays, Americans have fewer options
The E.U. on Tuesday recommended that its member states resume admittance for people traveling from at least 14 countries outside the bloc. Canada and Thailand were among the nations included, but not the United States, Russia and Brazil, where infection levels are spiking or remain high.
In practice, this means a tourist from Canada could head to Berlin starting Thursday, but one from the United States could not. (Upon return, Canadians would still need to quarantine for 14 days). Restrictions may also snap back in some E.U. countries, depending on infection numbers. Italy said Tuesday that it would continue to require travelers arriving from outside Europe’s Schengen area to quarantine for two weeks. Some E.U. countries do not intend to follow the E.U. recommendations.
In the United States, a State Department “Do Not Travel” advisory remains in place, advising “U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.”