24 (Xinhua) — European Union countries eager to revive their economies are prepared to ban Americans from entering the country because the United States has failed to contain the new epidemic,media reported. The United States has the highest number of new confirmed cases in the world and new infections are on the rise, the European Union said in a proposal.
An EU diplomat said the European Commission had proposed three criteria for allowing visitors from third countries, including the country’s epidemiological situation, but that EU member states had not yet set the relevant measures and thresholds.
Another EU diplomat said: “There is no specific list of (countries), only a list of standards.” “
He said EU member states were considering using the infection rate of 100,000 people to decide whether to allow tourists from a country, but had not yet agreed on a threshold for setting the standard. Thresholds also need to take into account factors that affect data reliability, such as a country’s ability to detect a new crown.