US travelers’ summer plans to head to Europe were trashed at the end of June when the EU announced it would bar Americans from entering the European Union because of the country’s poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s still pretty much true, with one exception: Croatia.
The EU recently announced its recommendation that the bloc’s external borders would be closed to most nations. There was one loophole, however. The EU’s member states are free to ignore the recommendation, at the risk of facing repercussions from their neighbors. Croatia has decided to defy the EU’s recommendation and open its borders to US travelers starting on July 1.