The European Union plans to recommend tougher entry rules for US citizens due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the country. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing diplomatic sources.
It is noted that in Brussels, officials considered the move throughout most of August, as the average infection rate in the United States is currently higher than in the EU.
The US also intends to remove from the list of states whose citizens can freely travel to Europe, due to the fact that Washington maintains a ban on European travel to the United States unless absolutely necessary. In early August, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the European Union would not allow the absence of reciprocity to “drag on for weeks.”
According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins Institute, 38,798,963 cases of coronavirus have been detected in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 3,793,330 were in the last 28 days. At the same time, 637,539 people became victims of the infection over the entire period.
Earlier it was reported that US intelligence has published a report on the origin of COVID-19.