EU to propose new travel restrictions on US travelers

The European Union on Monday is expected to formally recommend stopping nonessential travel from the US because of the surge in COVID-19 infections.

The 27-nation bloc had in May recommended its member states lift restrictions on such trips, allowing American tourists to visit during the key summer season.

But it is expected on Monday to announce that the US will again be removed from a “safe list” of countries whose residents can travel for nonessential reasons by showing proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Now, visitors will likely need to prove that their travel is essential and will also

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European Union recommends reinstating travel restrictions for US visitors

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(NEW YORK) — The European Union on Monday encouraged members to reinstate travel restrictions for visitors from the United States, as Americans deal with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

The U.S. on Monday was removed from the E.U.’s so-called “safe list” of countries for which travel restrictions (such as quarantine and testing requirements) were recommended to be gradually lifted. As a result, the E.U. is encouraging its 27-member nations to restrict non-essential travel from U.S. visitors.

The recommendation, notably, is not binding and the authorities of each member state remain responsible for implementing the recommendations.

Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro,

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My young son can’t attend my wedding under Philly’s new COVID restrictions

In these horrible and uncertain last 18 months, a true moment of joy stands out to me: watching my 9-year-old son and my fiancé pick out matching suits for our wedding. My son was so proud to match his stepfather, and really excited to wear his suit. They have a beautiful relationship. My fiancé even taught my son how to ride a bike during virtual school “recess.”

I couldn’t wait to have our small restaurant wedding this fall with just our closest friends and family. I couldn’t wait for my son to walk me down the aisle, as our family

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