“Europe is asking the United States for reciprocity in welcoming European tourists, especially in quarantine, as part of the easing of restrictions on Covid-19,” European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton told RTL.
The 27 agreed on May 19 to allow travelers from third countries who have received the necessary doses of Covid vaccines into the European Union to enter the European Union.
Travelers should have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before, with two doses of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Brussels has proposed that neither test nor quarantine be required for fully vaccinated individuals, but the decisions ultimately belong to each Member State.
For example, France, which is open to travelers from June 9 based on a color code, will continue to require a negative test (PCR or antigen) for travelers from the United States, whether vaccinated or not.
On tourism, Thierry Breton said he would hold talks tonight with his US counterpart, the vaccinator, to discuss the reception of Americans in Europe and Europeans in the US.
“We are already welcoming American tourists from the moment they are vaccinated, from the moment they have done the two doses of the vaccine and after 15 days from the second. “I insist that we want reciprocity and I will discuss all this, because at the moment we still have quarantine in the US for Europeans,” he said.
As for China, Thierry Breton said: “We are watching the pandemic. There is also reciprocity. “From the moment we welcome Chinese tourists, there should be reciprocity, a similar situation.”