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EU Moves Toward Urging Travel Ban on U.S. and Entry to China

  • Governments seek accord on partial lift of travel restrictions
  • The U.S. is not on the draft list, while Canada, China are
Travelers wheel luggage after arriving on a flight at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport in Schoenefeld, Germany, on June 15.

Travelers wheel luggage after arriving on a flight at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport in Schoenefeld, Germany, on June 15.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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The European Union moved closer to recommending that travelers from the U.S. shouldn’t be allowed to enter the bloc even after July 1, according to a draft decision being considered by governments.

Diplomats have agreed on a provisional list of 15 countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia and South Korea, that should be allowed into the EU because their level of new Covid-19 cases meets the bloc’s safety criteria, according to a draft seen by Bloomberg. Chinese residents will also be allowed to visit the EU, on the condition that Beijing confirms that it will also allow European citizens to travel to China, according to the document.