August 30, 2021
Brussels has recommended EU members reintroduce restrictions on US travellers entering their countries.
The decision comes as the Delta variant is sending infections and hospitalisations soaring. The US is now registering more than 1,000 new cases per day, the highest level since March.
The US’ vaccination campaign has stalled in recent months and fallen significantly behind the EU’s inoculation efforts. More than 57% of the EU’s population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to 52% in the United States.