The European Union has officially approved a series of recommendations for tourist citizenship that must be allowed to enter its borders, effective July 1 – and the US is not included.
And while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed “importance
“Reconnecting the US and EU during the coronavirus pandemic, one graph shows exactly why European countries do not allow Americans.
The two curves clearly show the European Union and the US heading in the opposite direction in dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. New confirmed daily cases in the EU peaked around mid-March and are in a clear downward trend, with cases under 10,000 for more than a month. In the US, new cases are on steep upward trajectories.
Many European countries did a tight lock in advance, and EU countries have done it reopening
gradually and cautiously because the number of their cases decreased.
has repeatedly warned that several states in the US reopened too quickly, while government officials said US President Donald Trump and his aides were “in denial
“About the seriousness of a pandemic.
More than a dozen countries have now paused
or roll back their reopening plans because the US saw a surge in coronavirus cases.
The US has recorded more cases and deaths
than anywhere in the world, nearly 2.6 million cases and more than 126,000 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Brazil, Russia and India – the three countries with the most cases after the US – were also removed from the EU list of safe countries.
The decision is based on whether a country has a similar or better epidemiological situation than Europe, and comparable hygiene and detention measures.
The EU recommends that member states offer entry to China, where the virus originates, on condition that reciprocal arrangements. The other 14 countries are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
Data for the US shows that there are at least new cases 36 countries
upward trend compared to the previous week. State and local leaders say the increase in cases is partly driven by meetings in homes and meeting places such as bars.
In Texas and parts of California, bars are directed to be closed again, while beaches in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach are ordered out of bounds for the public during the upcoming weekend holidays. In Florida, on-site alcohol consumption is suspended at bars throughout the state and at Arizona
, many businesses close for at least 30 days.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that the state would decide this weekend whether to slow the reopening of indoor dining in New York City because it had “been proven to pose a risk in other countries.”
While Europe seems to be going through the worst – at least for now – there have been several surges in the case. In German
, authorities were forced to quarantine 360,000 people this week after an outbreak in a meat factory in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
School and shop in the city of Jakarta Leicester
in the UK – countries leaving the EU – will be closed again due to some coronavirus restrictions being reinstated because the infection rate is three times higher than the next highest local area.
Despite this revival, the EU is in a position to gradually enable the reopening of its borders to other countries.
But for now, US in no way meet the criteria.
Christina Maxouris from CNN contributed a report.