Washington Post

Europe prepares to reopen to foreign travelers, but Americans don't even figure into the discussion

Germany, Spain and Portugal are among those that have reimposed localized lockdowns. Foto: Josep Lago

BRUSSELS - European diplomats are poised to approve an agreement on which foreign travelers they want to welcome starting July 1 as the European Union reopens its external borders for the first time since March. But with the coronavirus still raging in the United States, the possibility of allowing American tourists hasn't even figured into the discussion, according to six diplomats familiar with the talks.

Europe's draft in-and-out list reflects its assessment of how well other countries have managed to control their outbreaks. EU countries were among the world's hardest-hit by the pandemic this spring, but most now have the virus under control and have been willing to consider opening their borders to other countries where the novel coronavirus is similarly in check...

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