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Pompeo says there is “progress” in US-EU travel calls

July 8, 2020

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that talks with the European Union have made “progress” to open the borders of the United States and the community to people from the other side, and thus the restrictions that have been passed to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have made some progress … there has been real progress, technical progress,” said the head of US diplomacy at the State Department press conference.

Pompeo has assured that the two sides want to reopen their borders as soon as possible, despite stressing that the decision must be taken “at the right time” to protect the health of Europeans and Americans.

Pompeo says there is “progress” in US-EU travel callsPompeo says there is “progress” in US-EU travel calls

Both the countries of the European Union and the United States closed the borders with the outbreak of the pandemic to prevent the virus from spreading in their respective areas.

In early July, the EU opened its external borders to 15 countries, including Morocco and China, although this is dependent on future reciprocity, in which the United States, the country most affected by the pandemic in the world rankings, will not occur.