American travelers to be allowed to visit European countries this summer

The New York Times reports that vaccinated Americans will be able to return to the E.U. by presenting a negative COVID test, a positive antibody test or a CDC vaccine certificate.
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Now to the return of travel. The European union is reportedly set to welcome back Americans this summer as long as they're fully vaccinated. More than a year after the eu closed its borders to most travelers. Transportation correspondent gio Benitez is at Newark airport with all the details. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, Michael. Good morning. Yeah, Americans are showing huge interest right now in booking international trips. In fact, online searches for those flights are just soaring right now, and now this headline from the eu. This morning, word that Americans could once again be taking off for destinations across the atlantic as early as this summer. "The New York Times" reporting vaccinated Americans will be allowed to visit places like Paris, Barcelona and Rome again after the pandemic closed borders over a year ago. The head of the European union telling "The times," all 27 member states will accept unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by E.M.A. Many European economies rely on international tourism. Eu officials now seeing vaccines as the solution. The summer travel season in Europe is essentially akin to Black Friday and cyber Monday for retailers in the united States where they make make the disproportionate amount of their money from these few summer months. Reporter: Americans wanting to travel can do so with a green passport by presenting either a negative covid test, a positive antibody test or a vaccine certificate from the CDC. If you have been vaccinated, you essentially have access to the easy pass lane on a toll you can breeze right through. Companies like travel pass beta testing passport apps to speed up the process. Sharing your status with the border before travel or by showing it throughout your journey. Reporter: The news already helping the airline industry.- just days after other countries like Iceland announce plans to reopen to overseas travelers, flight searches jumped. People are rushing to book the deals. Miami to Madrid, about 300 bucks. New York to Rome, about $400. But we should tell you even if the eu makes this recommendation, each individual country will very likely make its own decision, but we do know that the French president has said he wants to open up France to vaccinated Americans, George. Okay, gio. Thanks very much.

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