The European Union is believed to recommend on Monday that member states reintroduce Covid-related travel limitations and even put a hold on nonessential travel from the United States and five other countries, as numerous reports pointed out.
The European Union would reintroduce coronavirus travel restrictions like quarantine and mandatory tests for unvaccinated citizens from the affected countries, as two diplomats mentioned in an interview with Reuters.
In the interview with Reuters, one diplomat mentioned the other countries that would be removed from the safe travel list would be North Macedonia, Lebanon, Montenegro, Israel, and Kosovo.
The decision to reinstate the restrictions would become final soon if no EU country has any objections in regards to that proposition, according to the sources and two EU officials.
The European Council suggested reintroduction of the bloc lift restrictions of nonessential travel from 14 countries; the USA included, two months ago.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the United States has spiked in recent weeks, as the more infectious Delta variant is creeping its way among unvaccinated individuals.
Additionally, Covid cases among children reached a level only seen before during the winter.
“What is going on now is both entirely predictable, but entirely preventable. And you know we know we have the wherewithal with vaccines to turn this around. We could turn this around and we could do it efficiently and quickly if we just get those people vaccinated,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States government’s most reputable infectious diseases expert.
A National tally from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 52.1% of the population is completely vaccinated as of last Saturday.
Last Saturday, Florida registered the highest Covid-19 hospitalization rate in the entire US.
The official data from federal officials and Johns Hopkins University shows a total of 75 patients per 100,000 residents were hospitalized due to the virus.
The county reported an alarming rate of 690.5 new Covid cases per 100,000 people each day between August 20 and August 26, according to the state data.