As the daily average hospital admissions in the U.S. has been surpassing the 100,000 mark again, the EU has decided to halt all non-essential U.S. travels. The EU released a guidance last Monday, taking back the June recommendation of lifting restrictions imposed on vaccinated American tourists.
Although, it is important to note that the EU clarified the guidelines as non-binding for the 27 member nations. The clarification denotes that a member country may or may not impose the travel restriction on vaccinated U.S. tourists with negative test results and willing to quarantine prior to entry.
Actually, the reversal of the June lifting of U.S. travel restrictions was imminent. Mainly because on its part, the U.S. has not lifted the March 2020 travel ban imposed on non-essential European travels. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had previously commented that lack of reciprocity and cooperation is not acceptable. That being the case, other countries, namely North Macedonia, Lebanon, Montenegro, Israel, and Kosovo were likewise removed from the EU’s safe travel list.
About the Rising Cases of Delta Variant Infection in the U.S.
The Southern part of America is experiencing the worst conditions, with Delta variant transmissions increasing nationwide. The country has reached an all-time high of daly hospital admissions of more than 142,000 coronavirus patients.
According to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, the state of Florida has the most number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients followed by Texas and California.