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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior European Union official said Sunday that Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be able to travel to Europe in summer, easing existing travel restrictions. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, told The New York Times that the 27 members of the union would accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved “by the European Medicines Agency. The agency approved all three vaccines that are used in the US “Americans, from what I can see, use vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency,” von der Leyen said. “This will allow free movement and travel to the European Union.” It did not say when travel could resume. The EU largely closed non-essential travel more than a year ago. European Union countries agreed this month to launch COVID-19 travel passes that would make it easier for people to travel. who have been vaccinated against the disease, have recovered from an infection or have tested negative.