While the Covid mutant is on the rise in countries like India and Brazil in its second wave, there has been a decline in daily average cases in several states of USA. More and more people are getting vaccinated in USA daily and as per reports, more than 40% of US citizens have received their first dose on Covid vaccine and around 26% of US citizens have been fully vaccinated. There has been further good news regarding upliftment of the ban on Johnson and Johnson vaccine shots on Friday by the CDC and Food and Drug Administration. The ban had been placed due to reports of rare blood clots in few patients as a preventive measure to perfect the drug or to at least analyse its cause of the symptoms. The confidence of the people of US has been growing due to reduction in cases and the success of the vaccine, and things are seen be slowly returning to normalcy.
Vaccinated US Citizens Can Add Europe To Travel List During Summer
Recently there has been further good news for the Americans who are now frustrated of staying at their homes and are looking for opportunities to travel and explore as the president of the European Commission, Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen, told the New York Times in an interview that those Americans who are fully vaccinated and are looking to travel during the summer months, could add the countries of the European Union to their travel list. As the U.S is administrating European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines, free movement and travel to the European Union would be allowed to those U.S citizens who have received both their doses of the vaccine. Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen, in her interview, put great emphasis on making sure that the travelers are vaccinated by those vaccines which are approved by the E.M.A and that proper documentation regarding the same would be required upon entry into all the 27 member countries of the European Union. She also stated that the commission is working hand in hand with the U.S Homeland Security to verify the vaccination documentation for those who would be traveling to the European Union.
On the other hand, the US State Department and Center for Disease Control and Prevention are asking citizens to stay safe and ensure proper protocols while traveling to reduce the risk of catching the virus and therefore trying to create a ‘Do not travel list’ of sorts to warn the people about countries where Covid is on the rise and prevent the people from traveling to those countries by factoring the CDC’s Covid-19 data and creating a rating system for Covid affected countries. The State Department last week said that it was raising the alert level for a significant number of countries based on its rating system and around 80% of countries are carrying the ‘Do not travel’ label at the moment.
Although these developments regarding travel and tourism are creating a sense of excitement among most Americans, there is a lot of uncertainty as well regarding travel to most countries and this could affect most of their travel plans and hence it is advisable for people to be patient and put emphasis on precautionary measures even if they travel. The State Department and the CDC haven’t been that enthusiastic regarding the fact that Americans would be travelling abroad, as they fear that the pandemic poses unprecedented risks to the travellers and hence it has been recommending people to not travel abroad. The fight against Covid isn’t over yet, if people do think that the virus doesn’t pose a threat anymore, they must have a look at countries like India and Brazil where the medical systems have been falling apart due to exponential rise in cases daily, therefore, it is recommended that people get vaccinated as that is the only measure to eradicate Coronavirus from the country that they can take and must be a bit more patient regarding travelling abroad.