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## Are Americans Allowed to Travel to Europe Yet?

**The answer is yes, but with restrictions.**

As of June 15, 2021, the European Union (EU) has reopened its borders to vaccinated travelers from the United States. However, there are still some restrictions in place, and requirements vary from country to country.

### General Requirements

To enter the EU, you must:

* Be fully vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine.
* Have proof of vaccination.
* Fill out a passenger locator form before you travel.

**EU-approved vaccines include:**

* Pfizer-BioNTech
* Moderna
* Johnson & Johnson
* AstraZeneca
* Covishield
* Sinopharm
* Sinovac

### Country-Specific Requirements

In addition to the general requirements, some countries have additional restrictions in place. For example:

* **France:** You must have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival.
* **Italy:** You must have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of your arrival.
* **Spain:** You must have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival.

### Proof of Vaccination

To prove that you are vaccinated, you will need to present a digital or paper certificate that shows:

* Your name
* Date of birth
* Date of vaccination
* Type of vaccine
* Name of the vaccination center

### Passenger Locator Form

You can fill out the passenger locator form online before you travel. The form will ask for your:

* Name
* Contact information
* Travel itinerary
* Health information

### If You Are Not Vaccinated

If you are not vaccinated, you will not be able to travel to the EU unless you have an essential reason for travel, such as:

* Business
* Family emergency
* Medical treatment

If you have an essential reason for travel, you will need to:

* Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival.
* Quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

### What to Expect When You Arrive

When you arrive in the EU, you may be asked to:

* Show your proof of vaccination.
* Fill out a passenger locator form.
* Take a COVID-19 test.
* Quarantine for 14 days.

The requirements will vary depending on the country you are visiting. Be sure to check the latest travel advisories before you travel.

### Tips for Traveling to Europe

Here are a few tips for traveling to Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic:

* Book your flights and accommodation in advance.
* Be prepared to show your proof of vaccination and fill out a passenger locator form.
* Be aware of the country-specific requirements for entry.
* Pack a mask and hand sanitizer.
* Follow the instructions of local health officials.

### Conclusion

Yes, Americans are allowed to travel to Europe, but there are still some restrictions in place. Be sure to check the latest travel advisories before you travel and follow the instructions of local health officials.

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