For lovers of France and Italy we recommend that you pack your bags.
The summer holidays are approaching and European countries are starting to prepare to receive tourists from across the border.
French President Emmanuel Macron told CBS News Sunday that “France will begin lifting travel restrictions starting in May, citing a possible vaccination passport to allow a person to travel. These travel privileges in addition to the nations of the ‘European Union will also be adopted for countries such as the United States.
“We will phase out the restrictions at the beginning of May, which means that we will organaize in the summer period with our professionals in France for French and European citizens, but also for American citizens,” Macron said.
“So we are working hard to propose a very concrete solution, especially for US citizens who are vaccinated, so with a special pass, I would say”.
The idea that he leaks is that even with a negative COVID-19 PCR test he could be accepted to travel to France, as a pass where vaccination is attested. Macron said a summer vacation in France will no longer be just a hope but a reality for Americans.
Macron said the French government is working with its US counterparts in the White House to lift travel restrictions between the two countries and to citizens from Europe, including the UK.
Macron’s statement on Sunday was one of the most important in the reopening of travel to Europe, especially for Americans. While other European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands are still in a state of lockdown until further notice, other countries are starting to show signs of reopening.
Italy announced it would begin easing restrictions earlier than expected. A reopening is expected, with limitations, as early as Monday 26 April, provided that the numbers and conditions will allow it.
Malta is proposing to pay some travellers to go on vacation, offering a chance for a summer holiday in southern Europe. Greece, after creating the Free Covid Islands, has announced its intention to reopen its borders to travellers from some countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
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