When can Americans fly to Europe? EU set to announce new travel rules

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European Union ambassadors are set to meet on Wednesday to finalise a plan to allow fully vaccinated people to fly to Europe without quarantine or Covid testing.

The US is expected to be included on a so-called “green list” of countries that would permit Americans who have received a Covid-19 vaccine to visit the continent this summer.

Residents of seven countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Israel, are currently allowed into the bloc for non-essential travel.

They would be joined by the US and UK which now have low incidences of Covid-19 and high rates of vaccination.

The proposal calls for a lifting of the ban on non-essential travel in countries that have fewer than 100 Covid infections per 100,000 people. The US currently has 35 per 100,000, and the UK has 44.

Ambassadors are expected to approve the proposal on Wednesday and formal adoption would follow on Thursday by EU trade ministers.

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