The European continent on Tuesday reopened to guests from 14 international locations, however not the U.S., the place a number of the states that pushed hardest and earliest to reopen their economies at the moment are in retreat due to an alarming surge in confirmed coronavirus infections.
The European Union’s journey determination got here a day after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an order closing bars, gyms, film theaters and water parks, and officers in Republican and Democratic strongholds alike mandated the sporting of masks.
The EU prolonged its ban on vacationers not simply from the U.S. however from different massive international locations, reminiscent of Russia, Brazil and India, all of that are seeing quickly rising caseloads.
President Donald Trump suspended the entry of most Europeans in March.
Greater than 15 million Individuals journey to Europe every year, whereas some 10 million Europeans head throughout the Atlantic.
Within the U.S., locations reminiscent of Texas, Florida and California are backtracking, closing seashores and bars in some circumstances amid a resurgence of the virus.
“Our expectation is that our numbers subsequent week will probably be worse,” Ducey mentioned in Arizona, the place for seven instances in 10 days, the variety of new circumstances per day has surpassed the three,000 mark.
Additionally Monday, Los Angeles introduced it can shut seashores and ban fireworks shows over the Fourth of July. And New Jersey’s governor introduced he’s suspending the restarting of indoor eating as a result of individuals haven’t been sporting masks or complying with different social-distancing guidelines.
Related Press reporters from all over the world contributed to this report.