COVID-19 Vaccinated Americans May Visit Europe Soon
The European Commission president informed the New York Times (NYT) that a pending policy may enable Americas to visit Europe soon.-Atlantic travel is around the corner.
“The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” Ursula von der Leyen told the NYT on April 25, 2021. “This will enable free movement and the travel to the European Union (EU).”
“Because one thing is clear: All 27 EU member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines that are approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA),” von der Leyen stated.
As of April 25th, the EMA has authorized Comirnaty, COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, Vaxzevria (previously AstraZeneca), and COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.
Additionally, the EMA is reviewing three COVID-19 vaccines; CVnCoV, NVX-CoV2373, and Russia's Sputnik V vaccine.
Globally, there are (91) COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently undergoing clinical trials and 184 pre-clinical vaccines in development, reported GAVI.org on April 21, 2021.
On April 2, 2021, the U.S. CDC stated: 'Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading new COVID-19 variants.'
'If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine, you should continue to follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely and get tested 3-5 days after travel.'