The EU has published a list of recommendations for which nationalities should be allowed to enter its borders, and the United States is not included.
The two curves clearly show the direction of the EU and the US in opposite directions when dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. New confirmed daily cases in the EU peaked in mid-March and are on a clear downward trend, with cases below 10,000 for more than a month. In the United States, new cases are on a steep upward trajectory.
The decision is based on whether a country has an epidemiological situation similar to or better than that of Europe, as well as comparable hygiene and containment measures.
The EU has recommended that member states offer entry to China, where the virus originated, on the condition of reciprocal agreements. The other 14 countries are: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state will decide later this week whether to delay the reopening of indoor food in New York City, as “it has been shown to pose a risk in other states.” .
Despite these resurgences, the EU is in a position to gradually reopen its borders to other countries.
But for now, the United States it just doesn’t meet the criteria.
CNN’s Christina Maxouris contributed reporting.