EU excludes US citizens from visiting amid pandemic

A picture explains why Americans face an EU travel ban

The European Union has formally agreed to a series of recommendations on the nationality of its entrants, effective July 1st-the United States is not included.

In the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasized “importanceIn the process of reconnecting the United States and the European Union during the coronavirus pandemic, a picture accurately explained why European countries kept Americans out.

The two curves clearly show that in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the EU and the US are developing in opposite directions. The newly diagnosed daily cases in the EU peaked around mid-March and showed a clear downward trend, with less than 10,000 cases under a month. In the United States, new cases have shown a sharp upward trend.

Many European countries have entered a strict blockade early on, and EU countries have already Reopen As the number of cases decreased, it proceeded with caution.
Health experts There have been multiple warnings that certain states in the United States have opened too early, and some government officials have stated that US President Donald Trump and his aides are “denyAbout the severity of the pandemic.
There are now a dozen states Paused Or the reopening plan has been delayed due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the United States.
The United States has recorded More cases and deaths Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that there are nearly 2.6 million cases worldwide and more than 126,000 deaths. Brazil, Russia and India-the number of cases after the United States-are also excluded from the EU’s list of safe countries.

The decision is based on whether a country’s epidemiological status is similar to or better than that in Europe, and similar hygiene and containment measures.

The EU recommends that member states provide access to China where the virus originated under conditions of mutual arrangement. The other 14 countries are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.

US data shows at least new cases 36 states Compared with the previous week, there is an upward trend. State and local leaders said that the increase in cases was partly due to gatherings at home and in meeting places such as bars.
In parts of Texas and California, bars are required to close, while the beaches of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach are prohibited from opening to the public on the upcoming holiday weekend. In Florida, statewide and ArizonaMany companies will be closed for at least 30 days.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that New York State will decide later this week whether to postpone the reopening of indoor dining in New York City because it “has been shown to pose risks in other states.”

Although Europe seems to have experienced the worst period (at least for now), the number of cases has soared locally. In GermanyAfter a meat factory broke out in North Rhine-Westphalia, the authorities were forced to isolate 360,000 people this week.
Urban schools and shops Leicester In the United Kingdom-a country that has transitioned from the European Union-will be closed again because of the corona virus restrictions imposed on it, because its infection rate is three times higher than the second highest local area.

Despite these revivals, the EU can still gradually allow it to reopen its borders to other countries.

But at present, the United States Does not meet the standards at all.

Christina Maxouris of CNN contributed the report.

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