As of last week, the COVID-19 infection rate in EU counties and the European Economic Area was at 200.2 per 100,000 people, up from 151.0 the week before.
The US is currently averaging around 66,606 new cases each day, up from 40,597 last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What are the current restrictions?
Travelers who spend time in the Schengen Area or the United Kingdom within 14 days before arrival in the US are not allowed entry. The entry ban does not apply to US citizens and permanent residents, nor to their relatives.
The European Council in June advised countries in the Schengen zone to allow nonessential travelers from a list of countries, including the US, Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Rwanda and China. The UK has also lifted mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated US travelers.
But the US has maintained the restrictions amid fears over spread of the highly contagious delta variant.