The USA wants to lift the entry ban for Europeans due to the corona pandemic in November.
However, these must meet a requirement.
A few weeks ago it became known that the USA was considering easing the situation for travelers from the EU *.
There has been an extensive entry ban since March 2020, including for Europeans, in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
While the EU's borders have been open to travelers from the USA for a long time, the United States took its time to make a decision.
But now the country wants to get serious: From November, the borders are to open again to Europeans, as the Corona coordinator of the White House, Jeffrey Zients, announced.
USA plans to lift entry bans for vaccinated Europeans
For the time being, however, it is important that this relaxation will
only apply to vaccinated travelers
It is not yet clear which vaccines will be accepted.
Neither is cross-vaccination recognized as complete immunization - it is common in Germany, but not in the United States.
However, it is likely that the vaccines that are approved in the USA will also be accepted by travelers - so far these have been the vaccines from Biontech / Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
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All foreign travelers must therefore
vaccination certificate and a negative corona test
before their flight to the USA
In addition, the test rules for unvaccinated US citizens are to be tightened by requiring them to be tested within a day before their return to the US and after their arrival at home.
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EU welcomes planned easing of immigration by the USA
With the comprehensive entry ban, entry into the USA was only possible for US citizens and holders of a green card as well as their family members or business travelers for a year and a half.
The EU is relieved to react to the coming easing: "This is a long-awaited step for separated families and friends and good news for the economy", according to the international broadcaster
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