Sumary of Europe tells tourists: Welcome back! Now work out the rules:
- Europe is opening up to Americans and other visitors after more than a year of COVID-induced restrictions, in hope of luring back tourists — and their dollars — to the continent’s trattorias, vistas and cultural treasures..
- Italy also started allowing tourists from Britain and Israel last month, meaning they no longer need an “essential”.
- Tourism-reliant Greece started opening to American travelers back in April, and now visitors from China, Britain and 20 other countries are also allowed to visit for nonessential travel..
- All must provide a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test and fill in a passenger locator form on their plans in Greece..
- On June 1, Greece, Germany and five other bloc members introduced a COVID certificate system for travelers, weeks ahead of the July 1 rollout of the program across the 27-nation bloc..
- airlines and airport operators are pushing for a travel corridor to allow tourism to resume, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to raise the issue when he meets President Joe Biden at a G7 summit in England this weekend….