For US visitors dreaming of a sun-drenched vacation on the ever-glittering French Riviera or Italy this summer, there's news to celebrate. Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, has said that US travelers will be able to travel to Europe this summer.
The exact date for when travel can resume among US tourists has not yet been announced. However, von der Leyen said last week on Twitter (alongside her statement yesterday) that it is now "time to revive tourism industry and for cross-border friendships to rekindle - safely,".
Currently, only people from seven countries (which includes Singapore and Australia) are allowed to enter Europe for vacations subject to testing or quarantine. The plan is to reduce restrictions so that fully vaccinated tourists and those in countries with a "good epidemiological situation" can visit EU destinations once again.
These new proposals from the European Commission will need to be first approved by the EU's 27 member states, and it is anticipated they will be discussed in meetings due to take place today.
Guests interested in superyacht charters in Europe have an abundance of jaw-droppingly pretty destinations to pick from. The most popular are certainly those found in the West Mediterranean: think pastel-perfect Portofino, utterly glamorous St Tropez, or the completely picturesque Amalfi Coast. Your choices are practically endless.
To discuss your next yacht charter in Europe, please consult your chosen yacht charter broker. To discover more about the region, take a look at our Mediterranean yacht charter guide.