The US and UK are expected to begin travel between the two countries “as soon as possible” via a new Atlantic charter.
Will be modeled after announcement Joint Statement of 1941 From President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who laid out their vision for the world after World War II.
President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson are expected to agree on the Atlantic Charter on Thursday in Cornwall, where the two have their first in-person meeting. Looking forward to the G7 summit.
When will US-UK travel reopen?
While the original Atlantic Charter included landmark agreements to promote democracy and free trade, its successor would include a commitment to lift travel restrictions between the US and the UK, according to a statement from the UK government.
Travel between the two countries has come to a standstill for the last 15 months. Most American Travelers Cannot go to London without quarantine for 10 days, and is a UK resident US travel not allowed
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Before the pandemic, more than 5 million Britons visited the US each year, while more than 4.5 million Americans visited the UK – more than any other country, according to the UK government.
The reopening of travel between the two countries will be made possible through a new travel task force, which will make recommendations on how to safely reopen international travel. The task force will be overseen by the Secretary of State for Transport in the UK, and will be chaired by senior officials from the Department of Transport and their US counterparts.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Wednesday That the US has established working groups of public health experts with the United Kingdom and the European Union to move forward on easing travel restrictions.
“The purpose of these working groups is to share data and to set both milestones and criteria, in line with public health guidance, for resuming travel between our two countries,” Sullivan said.
How will the Delta version affect the COVID restrictions?
The charter agreement comes as vaccination rates around the world continue to climb and countries begin to loosen their travel restrictions. Some EU countries, including France and Spain, is reopening its borders to fully vaccinated travellers. others, such as CanadaGovernment officials have hinted at a travel ban update in the coming weeks.
British health expert recently noted that the spread of the highly contagious delta variant in the UK could delay plans to lift the remaining lockdown restrictions on 21 June. This type was first identified in India 40% more permeable Compared to the alpha version.
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