France announced on Friday that it will no longer allow unvaccinated American travelers to enter the country for vacation as it looks to curb the spread of the COVID Delta variant.

The European country joins Spain, Denmark, and The Netherlands in banning unvaccinated U.S. tourists as COVID cases surge across the EU.

France’s ban on unvaccinated travelers will go into effect on Sunday.

Unvaccinated Americans will still be able to enter the country for essential reasons, but they will need a negative COVID test. They will also be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival in France.

The new travel restrictions from France came after the EU removed the U.S. from its list of safe countries to travel to on Aug. 30 due to an increase in COVID cases across the states.

The U.S. has seen its COVID cases rise exponentially as the Delta variant surges. The variant accounted for 93% of all new virus cases in August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Travel restrictions for EU nations are set by each country with recommendations only made by the European Union.

Other EU countries have implemented their own travel requirements, including Sweden, which has banned all U.S. travelers regardless of vaccination status, while Italy requires proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID test 72 hours before travel regardless of vaccination status.

Greece, however, vows to remain open to travelers regardless of their vaccination status.

the Eiffel Tower in Paris The Eiffel Tower in Paris is pictured. Photo: AFP / Martin BUREAU