Holidays to the US will be back within weeks, with double-jeweled visitors from the UK and EU allowed to return from November.
All foreign passengers must show proof of vaccination prior to boarding, as well as proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of flight.
Fully vaccinated travelers will not need to quarantine, according to White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Gents.
Boris Johnson called this success “a resounding boost to trade and business, and great that family and friends on both sides of the pond can be reunited once again”.
The announcement was made ahead of talks between the PM and Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday.
Mr Johnson was fiercely lobbying for the restrictions behind the scenes – calling them absurd.
Speaking on his way to New York, Mr Johnson said “we think the case is overwhelming” for the double-jabbed reopening of US borders.
American travelers have been able to visit Britain since July, but the US hasn’t returned the favor, Bojo claimed: “I don’t think it makes sense.”
However, the pace of the White House announcement has alarmed the prime minister, as he told reporters on Sunday night: “I don’t think we’re going to crack it this week. I have to warn you that I’m not me.” Looks like it’s essentially going to be fixed this week.”
The news means a trip to Florida – popular with Brits because of both Disney World and Universal Orlando – or a trip to New York could go ahead again this year.
There has been speculation about the lifting of US sanctions for several months, with the prime minister reportedly pushing for a travel corridor between the two countries at the G7 summit in June.
The UK has been on the US travel restrictions list since March 2020, with exemptions only for US citizens and permanent residents, certain close family members and other limited categories of visa holders such as diplomats and UN staff.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, the UK-US air corridor was one of the busiest in the world.
More than five million people come to the US from the UK each year, with 4.5 million traveling in the opposite direction.
Airlines including Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are pushing for a travel corridor between the UK and the US, citing strong vaccine rollouts in both countries.
British Airways is already increasing its flight schedule between the US and the UK, increasing flights from New York to London from 17 per week to 21 per week.
The news comes days after it was announced that both the amber list and expensive PCR tests were being scrapped to boost the pandemic’s biggest journey ever.
In a major victory for the holidaymakers, ministers are also shrinking the red list – with Turkey and Egypt declaring COVID safe.
Double-jerked travelers will no longer have to take the annoying pre-departure test or expensive PCR tests on the second day of their return to the UK.
Grant Shapps axed expensive and complicated travel rules as he vowed to make the bureaucracy a nightmare for vacationers.
The transport secretary said the changes are put off until the new year – meaning the Christmas holidays are safe.