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We’re moving one step closer to European summer vacations with the EU approving the reopening plan for vaccinated tourists. Here at JFT, we had plans in 2020 to visit Europe that obviously got cancelled. We’re anxious to get those plans back on track.
EU Approves Reopening Plan
European Union ambassadors announced Wednesday it would open non-essential travel to fully vaccinated visitors.
According to The Associated Press, EU officials approved the ruling that tourists from outside the bloc who have been fully vaccinated should be allowed in and restrictions on which countries are considered safe would be eased.
“The right conditions are in place: vaccinations are increasing, infections are decreasing, all inbound visitors get tested or have to prove they’ve recovered, and it’s possible to determine vaccine status,” Dow continued.
“Today’s news is thrilling,” Scott’s Cheap Flights founder Scott Keyes said. “We’ve heard from thousands of members over the past few months who were anxiously awaiting word on whether they’d be able to take that bucket list trip to Europe this summer.”
“Now that we know Americans will be welcomed back soon, American travelers will be able to shed those anxieties and instead focus their energy on a far more exciting activity: trip planning,” Keyes continued.
I know the Jones Family finds some hope in this latest announcement from the EU. Member states still need to work out details about easing restrictions and opening borders, but it’s a good step in the right direction.
EU Commission spokesman Christian Wigand told The AP the European Council “will now recommend that member states ease some of the current restrictions” for those who have been vaccinated.
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