Travel demand is picking up, but Americans wary of some regions

Americans are itching to travel again after more than a year of COVID-19 and pandemic lockdowns, according to CEO Glenn Fogel. But travel to Europe and other regions may take longer to pick up given murky coronavirus protocols and ongoing restrictions against visiting some countries, he added. 

“It’s very confusing right now — different countries have different rules,” Fogel told CBSN. “It’s a bit of a mess.”

For instance, the European Union has said it wants to welcome back American travelers this summer, but the timing and the regulations for trips remain unclear, which makes it difficult to plan

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Covid and Travel: Why an Estimated 100,000 Americans Abroad Face Passport Problems

Yona Shemesh, 24, was born in Los Angeles, but he moved to Israel with his family at age 9. In July 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic was raging, he booked a ticket to Los Angeles to visit his grandparents in June 2021, knowing that he would have nearly an entire year to renew his American passport, which had long since expired.

Eight months later, he was still trying to get an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to do just that.

About 9 million U.S. citizens currently live abroad, and as the light at the end of the pandemic

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Vaccinated Americans are traveling to these vacation destinations

As travel restrictions continue to ease around the globe in response to coronavirus vaccination rates, Americans are looking forward to seeing the world.

More than 43% of Americans say they wouldn’t feel guilty about traveling right now and 77.6% of Americans say they have a summer vacation planned already, according to an updated travel report from Destination Analysts.


When it comes to where vaccinated Americans intend to go as the pandemic winds down, Satchelle Global CEO Edyta Satchell told Fox News that certain parameters are driving current travel trends.


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Vaccinated Americans May Be Able to Travel to Europe this Summer

Since March 2020, the European Union (E.U.) has banned nonessential travel to Europe for Americans. Now, as the U.S. transitions from being among the countries hardest hit by the pandemic to one at the forefront of global vaccine rollout, it looks like this travel restriction may finally change in the coming months, per an announcement made by the head of the European Commission on April 25

“The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” said Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, in a Sunday interview with the New York Times

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Americans can travel to Europe, if fully vaccinated

Americans who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will get to vacation in the European Union this summer, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. She said this in an interview on Sunday with The New York Times.

Von der Leyen didn’t give any details on how this would occur or a timeline on when tourism would open up, according to the report by the Times.

“The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” von der Leyen said. “This will enable free movement and the travel to the European Union.”

All non-essential travel to

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European Union to accept vaccinated Americans by the summer

Travel restrictions are evolving for those who have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.

Fully vaccinated Americans looking to travel this summer will be able to add the European Union to their list of potential destinations, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, told The New York Times in an interview on Sunday.

Saying the U.S. is administering “European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” von der Leyen told The Times that “free movement and the travel to the European Union” would be possible.

The European Commission is working to make sure travelers can corroborate vaccination with documentation that is compatible with its

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