Transcript for EU reviews possible ban of American visitors upon reopening
There is word tonight the European union is now considering a temporary ban on Americans who want to travel to Europe. And take a look at this graph tonight. Showing the number of cases in the U.S. And the European union. Cases in the U.S. Right there in the European union in yellow, both peaking at 340,000 cases a day, that was in early April. U.S. Cases dipping but soaring again, while cases in the eu falling sharply. So, will Americans be kept out, at least for now? Here's our senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell. Reporter: Tonight, a potential ban on American tourists coming to Europe this summer. A spokesperson telling ABC news the European union now reviewing who will be allowed in when restrictions are eased next week. Proposed criteria including the up deem logical situation and coronavirus response in that country. The eu stating, restrictions should remain in place for countries whose situation is worse than in the eu. The U.S. Appearing not to make the cut at this point. That graph from "The Washington post" based on Johns Hopkins figures shows how much worse the U.S. Is doing than Europe, where the virus is slowing dramatically. Americans could be banned for the time being, together with Brazilians and rugts yans. China under con situation to make the travel list, according to "The New York Times." Just look at Italy today. Sunshine, restaurants, even tourism returning. What a change from 15 weeks ago when the country, gripped by the virus, issued a lockdown. While this is also a crucial health issue, it is also a political one. Eu leaders will have to consider any political blowback from a president who has been at odds with the European union. David? Ian, thank you. And with the number of
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