US lifts travel ban for double-vaccinated UK and EU travellers

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United States will make travel easier According to several reports, the ban for fully vaccinated foreign nationals coming into the country.

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According to a CNN source, the United States will require adult foreign nationals to be fully vaccinated. The Financial Times was the first To break the story.

The White House will announce it later on Monday.


Then-President Donald Trump initially limited travel from China before banning countries in the Schengen zone as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland. President Joe Biden’s administration has upheld these tough restrictions.

CNN reports that this comes at a time when tensions between the United States and Europe are high. Several European leaders have expressed dismay at the United States’ exit from Afghanistan. Similarly, France recalled its ambassadors to both the United States and Australia last week after Mr Biden announced nuclear-powered submarine deals with the United Kingdom and Australia.

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The European Union initially said it was safe to travel to the United States, but it was later removed from the “whitelist” of destinations along with five other countries.

White House pandemic coordinator Jeff Gents told the new York Times He hopes that fully vaccinated Europeans will be able to fly to the United States in “early November.”

“International travel is important to foster open exchange of ideas and culture, to promote small and large businesses, to connect families and friends,” Mr Ziants told reporters. “That’s why, with science and public health as our guide, we have developed a new international air travel system that both enhances the safety of Americans at home and increases the safety of international air travel.”

Mr Ziants said unvaccinated Americans wishing to travel to the United States would have to test negative for the coronavirus a day before traveling to the country and be tested after their arrival.

The announcement comes on the eve of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to the United States. Mr Johnson is expected to pressure Mr Biden to make a “sentimental case” for allowing fully vaccinated Britons into the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also slated to unveil a contact tracing order that would require airlines to collect information about passengers traveling to the United States and require airlines to keep that information for 30 days. Will be needed, reports CNN.

“This will enable the CDC and state and local public health officials to follow up with inbound travelers and those around them if anyone is potentially exposed to COVID-19 and other pathogens,” Mr Ziants told reporters.

Similarly, Mr Ziants said the president has doubled the fine for not wearing a mask on an airplane.

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