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As the pandemic surges, Americans see travel horizons narrowing

Washington (AFP) – After months of working from home, stir-crazy Americans have finally reached the long, hot days of summer only to watch their vacation horizons dim, with travel options shrinking as the country’s coronavirus cases soar.

“All I’ve been doing this year is canceling trips,” 61-year-old Keith Gibbons said with a sigh, a new reality that the government contractor called “very frustrating.”

Trips abroad are mostly out: The overwhelming majority of countries now bar American citizens amid a sharp US resurgence of COVID-19. The country’s caseload has climb to over 3.7 million — more than one-fourth the world’s total

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Will the EU bar Americans? Bloc debates who should be allowed when travel resumes

Americans may be among those blocked from visiting European Union countries once they reopen their borders to visitors outside of the continent starting July 1. . 

Kasper Zeuthen, a senior media adviser for the EU’s delegation to the US, said the European Commission will recommend progressively lifting travel restrictions based on objective criteria that measure the scope of the pandemic in each country.  

The first yardstick: “The epidemiological situation in a given country … should be as good as or better than in the EU,” he said.

According to EU data, the bloc, plus the United Kingdom, has 1.5 million

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