A diplomatic source told CNN that the European Union is set to suggest on Monday that member states implement Covid-related travel restrictions and block nonessential travel from the United States and five other nations.
Unvaccinated tourists from those countries would be subject to quarantine and testing requirements, according to the source.
Kosovo, Israel, Montenegro, Lebanon, and North Macedonia will also be removed off the safe travel list, according to the diplomat.
A CNN source confirmed other media reports that the decision to renew EU travel restrictions would become final on Monday if no EU country objected.
When the European Council met in June, it suggested that the EU relax restrictions on non-essential travel from 14 nations, among them the U.S.
There has been an increase in instances of Covid-19 in the United States in recent weeks as the extremely contagious Delta strain is spreading among unprotected citizens. Childhood Covid-19 cases are likewise at a record high.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 52.1% of the nation’s population was fully vaccinated as of Saturday.
According to data from federal health officials and Johns Hopkins University, Florida had the highest Covid-19 hospitalization rate in the US on Saturday, with 75 patients per 100,000 residents in hospitals with the virus. There were 690,5 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people each day from August 20 to August 26, according to official data.