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Fully Vaccinated Americans May Be Able To Travel To The EU This Summer

After more than a year of shutting down non-essential travel due to COVID-19.

Fully Vaccinated Americans May Be Able To Travel To The EU This Summer
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Your dreams of taking a magical summer vacation in Europe may become a reality as long as you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, told the New York Times that all 27 member states of the European Union will accept American visitors if they have received COVID-19 vaccines that are approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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The EMA has approved the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, which are all currently being administered around the United States.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is once again available in certain states across the country now that the FDA and CDC have lifted their recommended "pause" on the shot, which was put into place after six women had reported rare and severe blood clots after receiving it.

Von der Leyen also told The Times that there is still not a set date on when recreational travel to the EU could continue, as it will depend on the "epidemiological situation" in both regions, as well as the development of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate that can be accepted as proof of immunity in all 27 member states.

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