European Union may ban American Travellers


Due to flaws in virus prevention, it may restrict the EU to reopen border for American Travellers

EU officials are anxious to agree on who can visit the EU from July 1, depending on how the country of origin handles new coronavirus cases. According to the “New York Times” draft, until now, Americans are still excluded.

According to the draft passenger list, after months of coronavirus restrictions to prevent Americans from entering, EU countries are eager to restore their economies and reopen their borders because the United States has failed to control the scourge.

This prospect will cause unnecessary Russian and Brazilian influences on American tourists. This is a major blow to the prestige of the United States in the world, and it is also the reason why US President Trump refused to deal with this virus. US President Trump has more than 2.3 million cases. There are more than 120,000 deaths than any other country.

European countries have provided tourists with more than two lists based on the way countries have experienced a coronavirus pandemic. The two lists include China, as well as developing countries such as Uganda, Cuba and Vietnam. Both also exclude the United States and other countries that are considered very dangerous due to the spread of the virus.

Since mid-March, travellers from the United States and other parts of the world have been excluded from the European Union, with few exceptions except for repatriation or “basic travel.” However, the final decision to reopen the border is expected to be made early next week, before the EU reopens on July 1.

What Americans are going through?

The American embargo on Brussels reflects a certain extent the changing pattern of this epidemic. In March, when Europe became the epicentre of the earthquake, Trump angered European leaders by preventing citizens of most EU countries from travelling to the United States. Trump believes this move is necessary to protect the United States when there were about 1,100 coronaviruses and 38 deaths in the United States.

Trump said in late May and early June that Europe is “making progress” and hinted that some restrictions will be lifted soon, but nothing has happened since. Today, Europe has largely stopped the spread of the disease, although the worst-hit United States has seen other infections increase last week alone.

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Preventing American travellers from entering the EU will have major economic, cultural, and geopolitical consequences. Every summer, millions of American tourists travel to Europe. Given the huge economic links between the United States and the European Union, business travel is very popular.

Despite the turmoil caused by the ban, European officials involved in the negotiations said it was unlikely to exclude the United States. They said that the criteria for establishing a list of acceptable countries were intentionally kept scientific and non-political.

Officials, including the United States, will completely mock the EU’s logic. But they said that the United States may add to the list in the future, and it will conduct a review every two weeks based on the latest infection rate.

It is unclear whether US officials knew in advance that the United States would be excluded from the unpublished list.

An official in the talks shared the draft list with the Times and confirmed that this was another official who participated in the talks. Two other European Union officials confirmed the contents of the list and the details of the negotiations to finalize the list and finalize the list. Because the case was politically sensitive, all officials provided anonymous information.

Building a common roster of strangers who can enter the group is part of the EU’s efforts to reopen the internal borders among the 27 member states. Travel and free trade between members are the basic principles of the group, which was severely affected during the epidemic.

Since fascism, the group has succumbed to unorganized national politics, leading to the interconnection of open and closed borders.

Some internal borders actually remain closed, while others are open. Some Member States in urgent need of tourists quickly accepted

Some internal borders actually remain closed, while others are open. Some much-needed member states are eager to accept people outside the EU. The visitors agreed to their experience after arrival. Others try to establish closed travel areas between specific countries, called “bubbles” or “corridors.”

The compilation of these safety checklists highlights the difficult and tedious task of epidemic elimination actions and standardized clustering methods. But harmony within the EU must be restored. Slow opening to the world is crucial, even if it threatens the division of close allies, including the United States, at least initially, it seems to be excluded.

President Trump and his Russian and Brazilian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Jair Bolsonaro have followed similar paths as critics have said in response to the epidemic So that three countries are equally victimized: who was insulting initially. The crisis responded slowly to scientific advice, and as the rest of the world (especially Europe and Asia) was trying to control the outbreak, the internal situation surged.

Estimated Coronavirus Numbers 

According to a series of epidemiological criteria, it is safe to choose a draft list of EU countries. The standard is the European Union. The average number of new infections in the last 14 days per 100,000 people, the cluster is currently 16. According to the Times database, the comparable number in the United States is 107, while Brazil is 190 and Russia is 80.

After the diplomats approve the final list, they will make it as a proposal early next week before July 1. European Union. Members cannot be forced to adopt them, but European officials have warned that if none of the 27 members observes them, it may cause the border to re-enter the group.

The reason this approach is also complicated for Europe is that if the internal borders are open, but the member states do not follow the same rules, visitors from unauthorized countries can land in European countries and then move to another EU undiscovered country.

European authorities say that the list will be revised every two weeks to reflect the new realities that have emerged around the world as the virus has decreased and spread.

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The approval process is difficult because diplomats from all European member states have met for several hours in recent weeks.

As of Tuesday, officials and diplomats are carefully studying two copies of the security checklist under discussion and plan to meet again on Wednesday to continue discussing the details.

The list contains 47 countries, including only those with a lower infection rate than the EU rate. The other longest list includes 54 countries and also includes countries with a slightly lower case rate than the EU. There are 20 new cases per 100,000 people on average.

On March 16, in addition to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, the current restrictions on unnecessary travel were introduced in 27 member states and twice extended to July 1 to contain the virus because the continent was imprisoned for three months.

Adalbert Jahnz, a spokesman for the European Commission of the European Commission, said: “The discussions are going very vigorously to reach consensus at the appropriate time on July 1.” He frankly said that the process is a Full-time job.

The United States Infectious Diseases Administration and the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned negotiators that the number of cases depends largely on the truth and level of evidence in each country, making it difficult to respond to officials involved. During the talks.

For example, China was accused of concealing information and manipulating the number of casualties disclosed to the public. In some areas of developing countries, the number of cases is very small, but it is difficult to determine whether they have drawn accurate pictures under limited evidence.

In the United States, President Trump’s comments at the weekend Tulsa rally emphasized how easy it is to manipulate the number of national cases, which shows that the national evidence is too extensive.

Trump said to his followers: “When you test by then, you will find more people and you will find more cases.” So I said to my people: “Please slow down the test Speed.” They tested and tested. ”

European embassies around the world can ask for help.

Negotiators say that the European embassy can turn to verify the data provided to inform or consider the final list, which again shows that the list may be short if the diplomat of the European embassy says. The reported figures are unreliable.

Many EU countries are eager to reopen their borders to tourists outside the region to provide tourism and increase airline revenues while keeping the borders open to each other. Some people have begun to accept tourists outside the block.

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On the other hand, some European countries, including Denmark, are not ready to allow outside visitors from outside the EU. Country/Region, this policy may continue to be implemented after July 1.

Germany, France and many EU countries, authorities say countries want to allow non-European travellers, but they also worry that individual countries may modify the safety list or accept travellers from excluded countries.




Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at or Twitter