The Americans are coming! Vaccinated American tourists will be able to visit Spain this summer.
Prepare the Budweisers and the burgers, because Americans who have received all of their vaccines will be allowed to visit Europe this summer and of course that includes Spain – which has always been a very popular destination for them.
This is already seen as a major boost for the tourism industry, with the rollout of green digital passes in June, it now looks likely this summer won’t be a washout after all.
American tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to travel to European Union countries this summer, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with The New York Times newspaper.
âAs far as I know, Americans use vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This will allow them to travel and move freely, âsaid the president.
Von der Leyen added: “Because one thing is clear: the 27 member states will unconditionally accept anyone who is vaccinated with vaccines approved by the EMA.” The EMA has approved vaccines developed by pharmaceutical companies Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech, and more recently after a few scares, Johnson & Johnson, which are the three administered in the United States.
Ms von der Leyen did not offer a timetable specifying exactly when the sightseeing trip might open or details of how it would unfold. But his comments are a high-level statement that current travel restrictions should change based on vaccination certificates.
She noted that the United States was “on the right track” and making “tremendous progress” with its campaign to achieve so-called herd immunity, or immunization of 70 percent of adults, by mid-year. -June.
She added that the resumption of travel would depend “on the epidemiological situation, but the situation is improving in the United States, because it is also improving, hopefully, in the European Union.”
Diplomats from tourist destination countries in Europe, mostly led by Greece, have argued for weeks that the bloc’s criteria for determining whether a country is a ‘safe’ origin based solely on low cases of Covid-19 are becoming quickly unnecessary given the progress of vaccination campaigns. in the United States, Great Britain and some other countries.
Source: 20 minutes