The European Union released a list of 54 countries qualified for travels into Europe, Schengenvisainfo.com reports. Americans are nearly certain to be excluded in the short term due to the number of USA coronavirus cases, alongside Russian Federation and Brazil.
According to the EC spokesperson, the final list of countries was not agreed on throughout the past week.
Another key condition is whether the country has a ban on citizens from European nations.
The discussion comes as European countries gradually ease lockdown measures and restrictions put in place in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The EU members will continue to work on Monday on the list of countries that can be reopened for traveling to and from in early July, the spokesperson for the European Commission said.
Other countries include, Mongolia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Paraguay, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.
On Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned that those planning to leave the country for "non-essential" reasons during the Covid-19 pandemic might be left picking up their isolation or quarantine bill on return.
The EU has settled on a list of 15 countries whose nationals will not be restricted as it reopens its borders.
The United States is not likely to be added to the list at this stage due to the surge in the number of cases of Covid-19, with an all-time high of 45,300 confirmed new daily infections just reached.
U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement regarding the European Union's restrictions to welcome travelers from the United States. The US has so far recorded over 2.6 million cases and over 128,000 deaths.