Some EU restrictions return

This item appears on page 29 of the November 2021 issue.

After the European Union recommended, on Aug. 30, that member states not allow entry to nonessential travelers from the US because of the increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the US, some EU countries strengthened entry requirements for, or began outright denying, US leisure travelers.

New requirements have typically included proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken before arrival and quarantining after arrival. Many countries were also denying entry to unvaccinated Americans regardless of testing.

For a country’s most up-to-date travel restrictions, contact its nearest embassy or consulate.