Frustration at US failure to reveal when country will open to UK travellers

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The British government is becoming increasingly dismayed at the failure of Joe Biden’s administration to name an exact date for lifting travel restrictions, only a few weeks until air travel to the US resumes. The rest are.

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The White House said on September 20 that fully vaccinated foreign nationals would be allowed to enter the US from “early November,” but the US Department of Transportation said today Granthshala There was no further information about when the change would be implemented.

This leaves thousands of UK travelers waiting to hear when they can visit family and friends in the US or vacation in popular destinations such as New York, Florida or California.


And that means airlines have been making extensive preparations for a surge in demand as early as November 1, without any certainty whether passengers will actually be able to travel.

The source admitted Britain was “blinded” by President Biden’s announcement last month that he was easing restrictions for visitors from countries around the world.

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The announcement came after Boris Johnson told reporters he had little hope of easing restrictions at an Oval Office meeting with the president the next day.

Despite setting up a joint travel task force with the US, the UK was not informed of the announcement, a senior source confirmed. And the lack of communication has continued since that time.

Asked when vaccinated UK travelers will be able to fly freely to the US, a senior UK government source said Granthshala: “your guess is as good as mine.

“They didn’t tell us anything about the date. The White House is in charge of policy and it’s very difficult to figure out what’s going on. “

In response to a question about the date for the resumption of travel, the US Department of Transportation said only: “We have no updates or new information at this time.”


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