This is after the bloc failed to agree on a common list of the countries that would be banned from entering the block upon the border reopening.
The epidemiological criterion is exactly what made the list: to enter you must have a similar epidemiological situation or better than the European one, with a contagion rate every 100 thousand inhabitants equal to or less than the EU.
usa infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said the United States could see 100,000 cases a day if the current trend continued, and several U.S. states imposed 14-day quarantines on travellers from other states.
USA infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said that the United States could see 100,000 new COVID-19 cases a day, and several U.S. states imposed 14-day quarantines on travelers from other states.
Criteria also include the measures put in place against the virus in the country, including the number of tests available, and the reliability of the data.
For Russia, US, Brazil, and Turkey, the bloc will rethink its decision based on the progression of the virus in the countries after two weeks.
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The UK is now negotiating "air bridges" with several European Union member states, so that coronavirus does not totally block summer holidays - the busiest season in Europe for tourism, which employs millions of people.
Some countries had opened their borders to selected visitors already.
United States neighbour Canada as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay were included without conditions on the list which was drawn up by diplomats on Friday, but required final approval.
The EU list does not apply to travel into Britain, which left the bloc in January and is in its post-Brexit transition that ends on December 31. Check all the relevant restrictions before you think about travelling.
Alarming spikes in Texas and Florida are driving the national total of new cases to over 40,000 per day, and they need to be tamped down quickly to avoid unsafe surges elsewhere in the country, Fauci stressed.
For example, although Algeria is on the list, meaning that visitors from Algeria can come into the European Union, the same is not true in reverse. As a pan-European poll ECFR carried out in 2019 showed, Europeans preferred the idea of an EU that was strong enough not to be forced to choose sides in a conflict but, ultimately, would usually side with the United States over any other ally.