US travellers may be barred from entering the EU due to the country’s record on coronavirus, it has been revealed.
According to the New York Times, the union is mulling two draft "acceptable traveller" lists as member stated prepare to reopen their borders from 1 July.
The US is not understood to feature on either list, the paper reports. Other countries not set to make the cut include Russia, Brazil, China, Cuba and Vietnam.
A European Commission spokesperson told TTG the matter was now a matter for discussion for the EU Council, which is made up of the union’s member states.
It comes after the commission set out in mid-June stringent criteria, based on epidemiological data, for the lifting of travel restrictions to the EU from the start of July.