European Union countries may block American visitors from entering their countries, citing the United States’ response to the coronavirus, according to The New York Times.
This move would include American visitors in with Russians and Brazilians as “unwelcome.” The United States has more than 2.3 million cases and more than 120,000 deaths, more than any other country.
European countries are deciding on lists of acceptable visitors based on how countries are faring with the coronavirus. According to the Times, China, as well as developing nations like Uganda, Cuba and Vietnam have been deemed too risky because of the spread of the virus.
In March, when the virus was hitting Europe harder, President Trump infuriated European leaders when he banned citizens from most European Union countries from traveling to America. The President said that this was necessary to protect the United States, which at the time had roughly 1,100 coronavirus cases and 38 deaths.
The Times reports that, once diplomats agree on a final list, it will be presented as a recommendation early next week before July 1. The E.U. can’t force members to adopt it, but European officials warn that failure of any of the 27 members to stick to it could lead to the reintroduction of borders within the bloc.