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World EU will reopen its borders -- but probably not to Americans

05:40  30 june  2020
05:40  30 june  2020 Source:   cnn.com

EU reopening its borders, but not to Americans

  EU reopening its borders, but not to Americans While most of Europe has successfully reduced new cases of the coronavirus​, America's numbers continue to climb.In Greece, the modern economy depends on tourists, but people coming from the United States are deemed too high risk. There are simply too many new infections every day in America, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias told CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams.

to exclude Americans when they reopen borders on July 1. The news once again dashes the hopes of those looking for a summer vacation in Europe . Related: The international places Americans can visit this summer. Reporter Matina Stevis-Gridneff called it “a stinging blow to American prestige in

When will it reopen its borders ?Jamaica's tourism board said the Caribbean island will welcome back international When will it reopen its borders ? Italy, which is one of the European countries hit hardest by the coronavirus Not until after June 15 and probably later than that for non- EU citizens.

The European Union is preparing to reopen its external border to 15 countries outside of the bloc as early as Wednesday. However, one country that won't be featured on the proposed list is the United States of America, according to two EU diplomats.

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The diplomats, who were not permitted to discuss the matter before the EU's 27 member states had reached an agreement, have confirmed to CNN that EU governments have been given until lunchtime Tuesday to agree on the list of 15 countries allowed entry.

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European officials spent most of Wednesday behind closed doors in heated debates about which countries to allow in, which to not, and by At the same time, China will be listed as a safe country, according to the newspaper, but only on the condition that it reopens its borders for the EU in return.

On the proposed list of 15 nations is China, where the virus originated. However, the EU will only offer China entry on the condition of reciprocal arrangements. The other 14 countries are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.

As had been widely expected, the US -- where the coronavirus is currently resurging -- will not be on that list.

The list is included in a set of recommendations from the EU Council to member states, which set out criteria for countries to meet before their nationals are allowed entry to the bloc and the methodology for meeting that criteria. This requires that countries allowed entry have coronavirus infection rates equal to or better than the EU.

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All borders , including land borders , are closed, and all international and domestic flights have been On March 18, the government closed its borders to all foreigners for an undetermined period. As of March 13, all American citizens and legal permanent residents who have been in high-risk areas and

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Border control is ultimately decided by each member state rather than at an EU level in Brussels. But EU officials hope that having the recommendations in place means the member states will reopen their borders in lockstep.

Europe closed its external border in March after the bloc saw its Covid-19 infection rates grow exponentially.

The US now has the highest number of confirmed infections and the highest number of deaths cause by Covid-19 of any country in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

The diplomats said it was "highly unlikely" that the framework would be changed any time soon, which would mean a dramatic turnaround is required in the US' infection rate if it's to be considered in any future decision. The EU is expected to review the decision every two weeks.

Member states are expected to approve the list and the guidelines by qualified majority on Tuesday, rather than by a unanimous decision.

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BRUSSELS (Kyodo) -- The European Union is considering reopening borders to visitors from more than 10 countries outside the bloc including Japan, Sout. The EU will bar American travelers because of US coronavirus spread. The European Union will reportedly block most Americans from

The European Union is preparing to reopen , having brought the rate of new infections to a small The EU is reopening next week and will not allow Americans to enter. There's your border wall. Former CDC director Tom Frieden told BuzzFeed news that the US probably could have managed to

A qualified majority requires that 15 of the 27 member states vote in favor. The guidelines are expected to be opaque and open to interpretation in some areas, as at least three member states expressed reluctance to open borders at all, the diplomats said. 

EU officials have been quick to point out that decisions on who can and cannot enter the bloc are not political, but based on science that allows member states to keep their citizens safe. Those officials are nevertheless bracing for the reaction of US President Donald Trump, who has previously said very critical things about the EU and might see the decision as politically motivated.

However, as another EU diplomat previously explained to CNN, "For sure, you can see not being on the list as something political, when one country is allowed in and another is not," but insisted that "it is only ever about health."

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