North American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Govt-19 will be able to travel to EU countries (EU) this summer., According to the President of the European Commission, Ursula van der Leyen, In an interview with the newspaper The New York Times.
“Americans, as far as I know, use vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to help them travel and travel freely.”The German official explained to the American newspaper.
“One thing is clear: the 27 member states will unconditionally accept all those who have been vaccinated by EMA-approved vaccines,” he added.
The EMA has approved vaccines developed by pharmaceutical companies Moderna, Pfizer and Bioendech and Johnson & Johnson, all three of which are currently administered in the United States.
However, The New York Times He pointed out that the head of the European Commission did not provide an exact date or additional details regarding this opening to the US tour of fully vaccinated people. The last word will always be taken by individual countries. That is, individual member states may have the right to maintain strict limits and not allow citizens outside the constituency to enter their territories, even if the vaccine is approved.
He clarified it further The resumption of the trip “depends on the epidemiological situation, but the situation in the United States is improving as it is expected to improve in the EU as well”.
What Van der Leyne pointed out was that by mid-June the North American country was “on the way” to achieving immunity, with 70 percent of adults being vaccinated.
Andy Slavit, A senior White House adviser on the corona virus, described the EU decision as a model for a successful vaccination campaign by the Joe Biden government.
“What the world is basically saying is that they see the United States, they see the success of our vaccination program, they see the reduction of the disease, they say those Americans are safe even though they know we have not done it yet. Govt-19 should come to our country without risk of spread ”, The North American official told the chain CNN.
“A few months ago, we were the country that blocked the most travel in the world. It shows the incredible months that Americans have been vaccinated.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English), about 28% of Americans are already fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, the most recent data from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that At least 23.7% of European adults are already vaccinated against the corona virus And 8.7% have both levels, statistics that can be called optimistic after a year of infection.
“We’ve going to find out more and more like this internationally and nationally. I hope there will be more action in the coming weeks on what can be done, other than to get vaccinated Americans – because not all of us are traveling – they will be very important,” Slavit concluded. The key to return is the “vaccine.”
Van der Leyen’s claims to the American newspaper are consistent The last initial stage for European companies to begin negotiations for the implementation of the community vaccination certificate.
The European Parliament wants to approve the final draft of this social certificate in its full session in June, so that the pilot test of the document can begin earlier that month. Fully available lateThus helping to improve the summer tourism campaign.
The plan for this document now enters its last week, before negotiations begin to design and restrict its use in an integrated manner, which will take place as early as May. Earlier this Wednesday, the European Parliament (EB) will vote on amendments to the European Commission (EC)’s legislative proposal in March and begin negotiations with the Council to begin gathering information on this future document. Whether a person has received the Govt vaccine, received a recent negative PCR test, or has antibodies after infection.
On March 17th The European Commission issued the digital certificate with the intention of being ready before the summer In order to reactivate the voyage within that time, a goal shared by the aviation sector requires maximum activism from member states for its approval and implementation.
The community administrator promised that he would be the target Only vaccines approved by the European Pharmaceuticals Association will be approved, He stressed, allowing governments to accept other drugs such as Russian Sputnik V or Chinese Sinoform.
According to social sources at the time, Brussels also showed its willingness to cooperate with third countries with similar certifications (such as the United States). The cited sources do not believe that agreements on the validity of the document can be reached before the summer.
The EU stopped all non-essential trips to the camp A year ago In an effort to control the spread of the corona virus.
Greece, for example, announced last week that travelers from the European Union and five countries who have been vaccinated or tested negative for the corona virus will no longer need to be isolated upon arrival. The country is trying to redouble its efforts to reopen its broken tourism sector and accelerate the use of vaccines in the hope of building immunity among residents.
With information from EFE and CNN