Blinken says too early for a date on lifting travel curbs for EU citizens

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at a joint news conference with his German counterpart at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany June 23, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is working on the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed on EU citizens but it is premature to put a date on any such move, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday.

"We are anxious to be able to restore travel as fully and quickly as possible. I can't put a date on it, we have to be guided by the science, by medical expertise," Blinken told a news conference in Paris alongside his French counterpart.

Reporting by John Irish and Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Richard Lough and Alison Williams

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