Virginia Messina, Senior Vice President WTTC said: “The news from the EU today is encouraging and welcomed by the wider Travel & Tourism sector. We hope to see EU Ministers and Member States adopt this position and extend the reopening of travel to U.S citizens.
“This move could unlock transatlantic travel which is critical to the economies of the U.S. as well as the whole of the EU.
“While the U.S. vaccine rollout is impressive with nearly 40% fully vaccinated, we shouldn’t discriminate against those yet to be immunized or are unable to receive the vaccine. Instead, we must allow Americans who are not vaccinated the opportunity to travel to the EU with a negative COVID-19 test."