European Union countries are set to reopen their borders to one another on July 1, with the list of permitted outside travelers updated "regularly.to take into account the evolving health situation", according to the European Union spokesperson.
The EU is not yet thought to have agreed how they will assess which countries fulfill wellness benchmarks - a person of the criteria for entry.
France remains among leading European nations that want to see borders reopen to the citizens of non-European nations, with a target date of July 1.
Currently, the USA is the most affected country by COVID-19 in the world, with over 2.4 million cases and over 126,000 deaths, which reportedly remains a concern for the EU.
The U.S. has the most cases of any country in the world, and many states are reporting sharp rises in new cases as they ease shutdown orders. The NYT report quoting European officials added that the USA could be added later to the list, which would be "revised" every two weeks based on infection rates, although it was "unlikely an exception would be made for the United States". Included in those criteria is the incidence of coronavirus per 100,000 people over the past 14 days.
The bombshell move could see millions of United States citizens barred from visiting the European Union in a humiliating blow for President Donald Trump. Certain countries will have greater access than others, a decision made specifically on how those countries have responded to the virus in recent months.
Counties in every state where COVID-19 cases are growing fastest
Wednesday's total is based on cases reported by labs to the county on Tuesday, and the chart shows 498 cases for that date. Of the county's 93 deaths, 70, or 75.3%, are associated with long-term care facilities, according to MCDH data.
Millions of Greek American tourists visit Greece every summer for family reasons and to reconnect with the nation of their ancestry.
"European nations are now haggling over two potential lists of acceptable visitors based on how countries are faring with the coronavirus pandemic".
That is likely to rule out people living in the United States, where new coronavirus infections have surged to the highest level in two months, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. "It's important, very important for the Europeans to fully reconnect with the American economy as well", he told reporters, a nod to the desperation in some European countries for tourism to resume amid deepening economic pain.
Before this thirty day period the European Commission also pressured that reopening borders with non-EU states in the Western Balkans was a priority from 1 July.
Many states that have seen outbreaks in younger people include those that loosened restrictions earlier.