European Union Paves the Way for National Level Restrictions on US Travel to EU Countries
On Monday, August 30th, the European Union (EU) removed the United States from the list of designated countries from which it is considered “‘safe” to accept travelers arriving in the European Union. This is not a “travel ban” on Americans, but removal of the United States from the “safe list” paves the way for EU member countries to implement national-level restrictions on travel from the United States for non-essential purposes. As a reminder, the US has maintained a travel ban for Europeans into the U.S. for non-essential purposes since March 2020.
Member nations may likely require proof of vaccination, quarantine upon arrival, testing, or some combination of these requirements. Requirements may vary over time and by EU member nation. Prior to departure, travelers from the United States to Europe should verify the latest restrictions on travel to the particular destination country prior to departure.
Foster will continue to monitor and make clients aware of Covid-related travel restrictions likely to impact travel to and from the United States. Future updates may be found on the Foster website at www.fosterglobal.com.