Many people want to travel to Europe again to see the historical sites and enjoy the rich culture and culinary delights. United States citizens haven’t been able to cross the Atlantic for leisure since the opening weeks of the pandemic. However, things may finally be changing for tourists.
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The European Union currently has relaxed entry requirements for select “third countries” outside of Europe.
Current countries on the list (as of April 29, 2021) include:
China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity)
It’s possible for international travelers to self-quarantine in these countries first for at least ten days so that they may enter the EU for non-essential travel. This self-quarantine also waives a mandatory self-quarantine.
Travelers can anticipate needing to take a pre-travel diagnostic test no longer than 72 hours before departure.
Most of continental Europe has only been open to essential travelers since the start of the pandemic…