American tourists will be welcome in much of Europe this summer as the pace of vaccinations there accelerates. While some places will still be closed or restricted—Siena’s Palio horse race is canceled in July—many countries are rolling out the red carpet to visitors, hoping to revive the crucial summer tourist season.

香蕉视频苹果下载Italy, Greece, Croatia and Iceland are among countries that have dismantled barriers to entry. France and others have indicated they will open in coming weeks. The European Union is expected to give its own green light soon to American tourists, and then it will be up to the 27 member states whether to add restrictions.

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While much of Europe is likely to be open to Americans by the end of the month, summer travel there won’t be exactly as it was. In almost all cases, Americans will need either a vaccination certificate, a recent negative Covid test or proof of recovery from Covid in the past six months. Country policies vary. In Croatia, a positive香蕉视频苹果下载 Covid test taken between 12 and 180 days before arrival is considered proof that the traveler has recovered from the virus.

Almost everywhere, masks are required indoors, including for people who have been vaccinated. Rules for outdoors vary and in some countries masks are optional when it is possible to social distance. Curfews exist in some areas but are being phased out as infection rates fall.

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