There’s one question that Travel Magazine readers keep asking us in our social media messages: can vaccinated Americans travel to Europe this summer?
Americans who have been vaccinated want to know where they can travel to this summer, understandably. It’s been a year without travel, and Americans are itching to get back to Europe. Here’s everything we know about whether vaccinated Americans can travel to Europe.
Can vaccinated Americans go to Europe this summer?
Vaccinated Americans can already go to many European countries right now, simply by providing an approved negative Coronavirus test result, inoculation status and/or quarantining on arrival. That list of countries includes many EU member states like Greece, Italy, Iceland, and Croatia, among others. See the specific requirements for each European country as they do differ.
The European Union’s Latest Plans
The EU has announced a new plan for allowing vaccinated Americans, and travelers from other countries as well. Anyone who’s had a vaccine approved by the European Union – one of Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson – will be allowed to travel to the 27 nation bloc of countries. In that plan, they’re also stating that once countries reach less than 75 cases per 100,000 people, even people who are not vaccinated will be allowed to visit European Union countries. Europe is all set to welcome back US travelers.
That’s good news if you’re an American looking to go to Europe this summer.
What about a vaccine passport?
You may have heard about a potential vaccine passport for Americans visiting Europe. The rumors are true.
This week (the week of June 3, 2021), seven nations in the continent of Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, and Poland) have launched the first digital Digital Green Certificates for travelers, including vaccinated Americans.
French cafes, restaurants, and museums have reopened, though they will have a curfew in place until June 30. Italy similarly has a curfew in place until June 21. But those dates are coming quickly, and things are returning closer to normal with every day that passes. The question is, will you be going to Europe this summer?