The bloc is hoping an uptick in deliveries - which also includes the Moderna and the single-shot Johnson & Johnson jabs - can help it gain ground on inoculation pacesetters like the United States and Britain.
White House senior Covid-19 adviser Andy Slavitt said von der Leyen's comments are affirmation of the United States vaccination program. "This will enable free movement and the travel to the European Union", President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said.
Signalling a major change in European Union policy as vaccinations step up worldwide, von der Leyen gave no timetable, but the Times said that the new rules could be in place by this summer.
The EMA has approved all of the vaccines that are now being used in the US.
Von der Leyen said that the United States was making "huge progress" and noted it was on track to vaccinate 70% of adults by the middle of June.
The report says this could include travellers to the European Union receiving an European Union vaccine-certificate equivalent on arrival after showing a bona fide certificate issued by his or her own government that they have been vaccinated.
The EU is coming forward to help India nearly a year after India stepped up to help the struggling countries last year in every possible way when the coronavirus outbreak had created chaos in western countries.
It is likely that travellers would still need to comply with existing rules in each country, such as self-isolation or testing requirements.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the AstraZeneca vaccine was safe and would be used in the vaccination process for people aged 60 and above.
He said: "It will be important to open the continent gradually, and to be able to go on holiday. As soon as you are called, go to get vaccinated".
"Every vaccine dose counts", Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said in a tweet confirming the action.
De Keersmaecker said the action was launched by the European Union executive "on behalf of the 27 member states that are fully aligned in their support of this procedure".
Von der Leyen did not mention exactly when the bloc will be officially opened for USA tourists, but other European leaders have noted that the goal is for the bloc to be opened just in time for this summer.
Support for a travel health pass has so far appeared high in France, with a recent study finding that only 19% of travellers in France would be unwilling to use a digital health pass for future trips.