Vaccinated American tourists admitted to Europe this summer?

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Residents of the United States who have received their two injections of the COVID-19 vaccine could go for a walk on the Old Continent this summer.

The European Commission will therefore recommend that the European Union authorize non-essential travel under certain conditions, said Sunday at New York Times the president of the organization, Ursula von der Leyen.

The speed of the vaccination operation in the United States and the discussions with the health authorities would mean that Europe could open its doors to American tourists, if the latter have in their possession proof of their vaccination.

Ursula von der Leyen, however, did not specify when American travelers could travel to the European continent.

Such a decision would be conditional on the epidemiological situation continuing to develop positively both in Europe and in the United States.

Representatives of the European Union and the United States have been discussing for several weeks to determine the rules surrounding this opening.

Even if the EU endorsed such a decision, each of the 27 countries would be able to accept or refuse to welcome American tourists.