Due to the alarming spread of Covid Delta in the United States, the European Union has decided that the U.S. should be removed from its safe list for travel.
The U.S. would be removed from the list in less than 2 months. This means that the hope for a resurgent travel industry is now short-lived.
The EU decision, which has been under consideration by the governing body for weeks as U.S. infection rates exceeded those on the continent, could come as soon as Monday, according to media reports.
Travel companies who tried to maximize tourist flow this summer are not likely to be able to travel to Europe if U.S. citizens were barred. Several U.S. airlines have also adjusted financial forecasts lower for the fall based on the spread of the Delta variant across the states.
The European Union’s decision will cause the stock prices of American travel businesses to plummet.
All non-essential travel to the United States from Europe is still prohibited.
According to Skift Research, the Recovery Index, which tracks 22 countries, shows that travel recovery is already beginning to show signs of strain. __S.10__
Photo credit: Heathrow Airport passenger traffic (pictured) could slow down significantly if there is an EU ban on non-essential travel from the U.S. Matthew Childs / Reuters
Publié Mon, 30 August 2021 at 00:03.42 +0000