British officials said the United States has not imposed similar bans on people from Caribbean countries, which have a higher infection rate than the United Kingdom, or from Argentina, which has a lower proportion of vaccinated populations. About 82 percent of British people over the age of 16 have two shots.
Understand Vaccine and Mask Obligations in the United States
- Vaccine rules.. On August 23, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval of Pfizer BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people over the age of 16 paving the way for increased obligations in both the public and private sectors. rice field. Private companies are increasingly requiring employees to vaccinate. Such obligations are legally permitted and are upheld in court opposition.
- Mask rule.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July masked indoor public places in areas where outbreaks are occurring, which is the opposite of the guidance provided in May by all Americans, regardless of vaccination status. It was recommended to wear. Find out where the CDC guidance applies and where the state has developed its own mask policy. In some states, the fight over masks is controversial, and some local leaders oppose the state’s ban.
- University. More than 400 universities require students to be vaccinated with Covid-19. Almost all are in the states that voted for President Biden.
- school.. Both California and New York City have introduced vaccine obligations to their education staff. According to a survey released in August, many American parents with school-age children oppose the vaccines required for their students, but mask obligations for students, teachers, and staff who do not have shots. Was in favor of.
- Hospitals and medical centers.. Many hospitals and major healthcare systems require employees to be vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine. This is due to the increased number of cases caused by the Delta variant and the low stubborn vaccination rate in the community, even within employees.
- New York City.. Indoor meals, gymnasiums, performances and other indoor situations require proof of vaccination for workers and customers, but enforcement will not begin until September 13. Teachers and other educational workers in the city’s vast school system must be vaccinated with at least one vaccine. Administered by September 27, without weekly test options. Municipal hospital workers also need to be vaccinated or have weekly tests. Employees in New York have similar rules.
- At the federal level. The Pentagon has announced that it will mandate coronavirus vaccination of 1.3 million active troops in the country by mid-September. President Biden has announced that all private federal personnel must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or subject to regular inspections, social distances, mask requirements, and most travel restrictions.
The United Kingdom and some European Union countries have allowed fully vaccinated people from the United States to travel without quarantine, and officials there were frustrated when the United States did not make a round trip. The European Union then reversed itself and advised Member States to impose more restrictions on US travelers.
“This is a great boost to business and trade, and it’s great to see family and friends on both sides of the pond reunited,” Johnson said in a tweet.
The ban pointed out by European officials has continued to separate families since early 2020 as the coronavirus erupted throughout Europe. European countries have overcome the third wave of infections driven by delta variants. However, in some countries, including the United Kingdom, infection rates are beginning to level off and even decline.
Travel bans are one of several causes of tension in transatlantic relations. European allies accused Mr. Byden of not fully consulting with them about their withdrawal from Afghanistan, but France hours before the United States, Britain and Australia announced alternative agreements to supply nuclear submarines. He was indignant at losing a favorable submarine contract with Australia.
However, unlike these issues, which are geopolitical and have little daily impact on people, travel bans have personally hit Europeans. A British newspaper featured the fact that the parents of British woman Emma Raducanu, who won the US Open tennis tournament, could not travel to New York to see her play.
“Travel across the Atlantic is large,” said Stephen Freudman, chairman of the Institute for Travel and Tourism, an industry lobbying group. “The UK travel sector is very enthusiastic about opening up to the United States as soon as possible and is particularly dissatisfied with opening up to fully vaccinated American citizens.”