Europe Opens Its Doors to Tourists

Europe began this month (July) to open its borders for tourists from 14 countries outside the European Union. Although the list includes North African countries, such as Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, it is deprived of other major countries, such as America, Russia and Brazil, due to the high rates of Covid-19 infection in them. Europe also imposed on China the principle of reciprocity before opening its doors to Chinese tourists, while allowing other Asian countries, such as South Korea and Japan.

Europe requires countries that have allowed travel to provide Europeans with similar treatment by facilitating their travel. And it requires China to include European countries in the list of Chinese travel permitted before opening the doors to tourists of China, which was the source of the epidemic. The United States currently prohibits Europeans from traveling to it because of the epidemic, although European rates are lower than in the United States.