The Washington Post recently spoke with Ed Daly, Editor-in-Chief of WorldAware's Global Intelligence Division, about the E.U. ban against American travelers. As of July 1, the E.U. began to allow international arrivals from certain countries, but the United States was not included on this list. The reason behind the exclusion is due to the US greatly exceeding European countries average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people. Currently, the US average is 145 cases per 100,000 people, while the E.U. is averaging 15 cases per 100,000 people. “We are hot in a bad way,” says Ed Daly.
This has led to many Americans wondering how long the ban will last, who is exempt, and how refunds can be issued for canceled reservations. Some experts predict that the ban will last for long time, although there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the issue. Unless the US can lower the case average to one similar to that of the E.U., or negotiate an exception to the ban, it is likely to remain in place.
Read the full article at The Washington Post.