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It’s been over a year since the EU’s ban on non-essential travel, but as of 18 June US travelers and those from 13 other countries – Albania, Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Republic of North Macedonia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and China – will once again be welcome to travel in Europe following the Union’s decision to dissolve its restrictions, based on reciprocity with each of those countries.
Nationals from those on the list are being allowed back based on each country’s Covid-19 pandemic status: present health conditions, response to the health crisis, and the availability of relevant data.
Although individual EU member states may have stipulations for entry like PCR tests, the EU’s broader loosening could mean that Americans and others are allowed to visit any of the 27 member states they like this summer. That’s likely good news for Europe’s tourism industry, as international arrivals in 2020 dropped by 70%.