Even though the E.U. just announced that vaccinated Americans will be able to freely travel through most parts of Europe this summer, don’t make any plans to visit the U.K. just yet. In fact, there’s a new report that says travel between the United States and the United Kingdom is still on hold as officials say that restrictions won’t be lifted anytime soon. Here’s what you need to know.
Travel Between The U.S. And U.K. Still Put On Hold
While there are plenty of Brits hoping to make it out to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York City this summer while plenty of Americans have been longing for that perfect cup of afternoon tea, don’t press ‘purchase’ on that ticket just yet. That’s because the Biden administration said it didn’t have any plans to announce any changes soon even though there had been some hope that the U.S. would revoke the current ban on entry for European Union and U.K. nationals by this month. A White House spokesman said “there were no changes in travel restrictions planned at the moment.”
Even though some people think there’s no hurry to lift the ban, others say it’s crucial, especially for the health of the tourism economy. Plus, more and more people are getting vaccinated in record numbers.
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow released a statement urging the U.S. to reconsider its current ban. “The European Union’s risk-based, science-driven plan to reopen international travel will hopefully spur the U.S. to heed the many calls for a plan and timetable to safely reopen our borders,” he wrote. “The right conditions are in place: vaccinations are increasing, infections are decreasing, all inbound visitors get tested or have to prove they’ve recovered, and it’s possible to determine vaccine status.”
“Vaccinated Americans can travel to other countries because E.U. governments know they’re essential tourism spenders and will safely support economic recovery,” Dow added.
Tell us, how you do feel about this? Are you planning any trips this summer? If so, will you be staying close to home, going on a cruise, or traveling internationally for the first time in a year? Drop us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. Also, don’t forget to come back to The Go Family for all the latest updates on Covid-19 related travel news right here.