The Biden administration has announced that the United States will finally lift the ban on travelers from the United Kingdom and the EU from November.
The Covid limit has been in force since March 2020 after being introduced by Donald Trump. President Biden decided to keep them when he took office in January.
Currently, if you have been in the UK or EU for the last 14 days, only US citizens, their close relatives, green card holders, and national interest waivers can travel to the United States.
But this has changed and is now allowed to enter fully vaccinated people from the UK and EU. Those who have not been double-jabed are still banned.
When will the travel ban be lifted?
The Biden administration has announced that it will lift the ban from November.
Boris Johnson seems to have confirmed that it was from November 1st, when he gave a speech at a press conference in New York on Monday.
The Prime Minister said he was “happy” that the president had “restarted transatlantic travel” from “end of October.”
Johnson added: “This is a great boost to business and trade, and it’s great to have family and friends on either side of the pond reunited.”
When that happens, it will be a big boost for airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow Airport.
The airport ranked 10th from Europe’s busiest airport in 2019, after rivals in cities such as Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt.
What about the rules?
Whitehouse Covid-19 Coordinator Jeff Seiens, who announced the end of the travel ban, said all foreign visitors need to show evidence of vaccination and evidence of negative tests performed in the last three days. Said.
Airlines need to collect contact information from international travelers so that they can be tracked as needed.
You do not need to quarantine when you arrive in the United States.
The United States is currently on the UK’s amber list, but the traffic light system will be deprecated by the time the United States lifts the ban.
This means that the United States will land on the new “Other World” green list. This allows fully vaccinated people to visit without quarantine when they return to the UK.
New Foreign Minister Liz Truss welcomed the “great news” about the relaxation of the US travel ban and said it was “important for economic recovery, family and trade.”
Is AstraZeneca jabs acceptable?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but not AstraZenecajab.
However, the AstraZeneca vaccine will be admitted as it has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA).
When asked if AstraZeneca would be accepted by the United States, a spokesman for the Prime Minister said:
“We are confident that all vaccines we have used, received in the UK and approved by the NHS and apparently approved by the MHRA, will be covered by WHO.”