Covid-19 has now killed as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu pandemic
US to lift Covid travel ban for vaccinated passengers from the UK and most of the EU
The United States will lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers from the United Kingdom and most European Union (EU) countries to travel to the country from early November, the White House announced.
The move marks the end of a travel ban imposed by Donald Trump more than 18 months ago in the early stages of the pandemic, and comes after intense lobbying from Brussels and London.
In addition to the UK and the 26 Schengen countries in Europe, the easing of restrictions will also apply to Ireland, China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India.
He was received by Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, who tweeted: “It’s a fantastic boost for business and commerce, and it’s great that family and friends from both sides of the pond can get together once again.”
British Airways Chief Executive Sean Doyle said the US announcement “marks a historic moment and will provide a huge boost to global Britain as it emerges from this pandemic.”
Shares of US airlines changed little, while some European companies rose. British Airways parent IAG SA rose 11.2%, while Air France-KLM and Deutsche Lufthansa AG closed more than 5%:
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