The European Union extended its travel ban on Americans on Thursday, as coronavirus infections continued to rise across the United States.
The EU first started lifting international travel restrictions on July 1, welcoming visitors from 14 countries, including Canada, South Korea and Australia. The U.S. was left off that initial list and Americans remain barred from visiting the bloc for at least another two weeks under Thursday's decision, announced by the European Council.
The announcement came after EU officials conducted their first biweekly review of travel restrictions, examining coronavirus trends and containment measures in each country to determine whether to add or narrow the list of permitted travelers.
The key measurement: The pandemic outbreak in a given country needs to be equally contained – or better – than in the EU.
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