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Fully vaccinated US citizens will be able to travel to EU without restrictions in the coming months

Fully vaccinated American tourists will be able to visit the European Union over the coming months without restrictions, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said.

More than a year after restricting non-essential travel from most countries to limit the spread of coronavirus, the Commission President raised the possibility of relaxing EU-US travel restrictions with the development of vaccine passports to allow people to travel.

The use of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the EU and the US make mutual recognition of vaccination certificates easier to manage and so have the potential to provide a basis for the easing of restrictions.

“The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines. This will enable free movement and the travel to the European Union,” von der Leyen said.

“Because one thing is clear: all 27 member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by the EMA.”

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