US nationals can now travel to EU from ‘safe’ countries

EU safe country list

The EU is still not a welcome territory for the US as the EU has not included the US in its “safe countries” list. The safe countries are those third nations the nationals and residents of which are considered eligible to enter most of the countries in the EU.

But this decision is left to the individual member states. The EU has only made a recommendation regarding safe countries. For the US it’s still a distant chance to get recommended by the EU to enter its member countries.

Even then, US nationals have a chance to enter the EU states in another way. If a US national is a legal resident in any of the 15 safe countries recognized by the EU, such a person can enter the EU member states and any Schengen country. The only requirement is that the particular EU member state or Schengen member country should consider the migrant’s country of origin as a safe one.

Among the EU countries that consider US citizens as eligible to enter their boundaries include:

Denmark

US nationals living in the following countries, who have proof or it while arriving in Denmark, can enter the country:

  • Thailand
  • South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Australia

Italy

US passport holders who are legal residents of any of the following countries and have been literally residing in one of these countries before arriving in Italy are allowed to enter.

  • Uruguay
  • Tunisia
  • Thailand
  • South Korea
  • Serbia
  • Rwanda
  • New Zealand
  • Morocco
  • Montenegro
  • Japan
  • Georgia
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Algeria

As soon as China removes the entry restriction on EU nationals, they too will be eligible to enter Italy. A US national who arrives in Italy from any of these countries will undergo quarantine for a fortnight.

Czech Republic

From July 1, 2020, US nationals who are residents of the following countries can enter the Czech Republic:

  • Thailand
  • South Korea
  • Serbia
  • New Zealand
  • Montenegro
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Australia

These Americans mostly won’t need quarantine or negative COVID-19 results upon entry in Italy.

Germany

Nationals of the US residing in any of the following countries are allowed for German migration. These countries are:

  • Uruguay
  • Tunisia
  • Thailand
  • New Zealand
  • Montenegro
  • Georgia
  • Canada
  • Australia

In case Japan, South Korea, or China reciprocates the country’s permit for entry, then US nationals from these nations too will be allowed to enter Germany.

Switzerland

US nationals legally residing in any of the countries considered safe by EU Council, except Serbia, can enter Switzerland from July 20, 2020.

Portugal

US citizens residing in the following countries are eligible to enter Portugal:

  • China
  • Tunisia
  • Morocco
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Algeria

Spain

Spain allows residents of the following countries, including US nationals legally residing in these countries:

  • Uruguay
  • Tunisia
  • Thailand
  • South Korea
  • Serbia
  • Rwanda
  • New Zealand
  • Montenegro
  • Japan
  • Georgia
  • Canada
  • Australia

If China, Morocco, and Algeria open their borders to Spain, residents of these countries will also be permitted in Spain.

Besides allowing residents of certain countries, travelers of certain categories are allowed to enter the EU.

  • Highly qualified third-country employees provided their employment is essential from an economic perspective (the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad)
  • Those traveling for study purpose
  • Those who need international protection or for other humanitarian reasons
  • Seafarers
  • Those traveling for family reasons
  • Passengers in transit
  • Military personnel and humanitarian aid workers
  • Civil protection personnel engaged in their functions
  • The staff of international organizations and people invited by international organizations who must be physically present for the smooth functioning of these organizations
  • Diplomats
  • Transport personnel
  • Seasonal workers in agriculture
  • Frontier workers
  • Health researchers, Healthcare professionals, and elderly care professionals

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