Europe open to all vaccinated visitors this summer
The EU is prepared to welcome visitors from the US and anywhere else in the world, so long as they’ve had an ‘approved’ vaccine.
“The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told The New York Times on Sunday.
“This will enable free movement and the travel to the European Union. Because one thing is clear: All 27 member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by EMA.”
Thus far, the EMA, the EU’s medical regulatory body, has approved the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson jabs. Good news for all those who have or will be offered one of these vaccinations, but not for people who have not.
Experts have warned that this kind of policy risks splitting the world of travel and international business into ‘vaccine blocs’, possibly undermining the development of internationally recognised vaccine passports.
– Agencies / The Telegraph