If you are an American dreaming of high tea time at the Ritz Carlton in London or are a Brit looking to travel to Moab this summer, you might be in luck. That’s because there are new reports that suggest the U.S. and U.K. travel bubble might finally get popped, meaning both Brits and Americans can travel between the two countries again. Here’s what you need to know.
The U.S. And U.K. Travel Bubble Might Open Up Soon
Unfortunately, travel between the U.S. and U.K. has been limited and heavily restricted ever since the pandemic began during the first quarter of 2020. While Americans can technically visit the U.K. as long as they quarantine in one place, Brits and citizens of other European countries are yet to enjoy a Starbucks on our home turf.
While Britons are free to travel right now, they just don’t know where. The U.K. began a “traffic light” system a few weeks ago that help travelers determine where to go, as long as the country of their choice is listed in ‘green’ or ‘yellow.’
Just a month ago, 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 last May. But now that June is here, a lot of travel industry insiders are hoping that the travel ban will be lifted sooner rather than later to help give the travel sector in both countries the much-needed boost that it needs.
Vaccinated Americans, meanwhile, can travel to other European countries because their goverments know they’re essential tourism spenders and will safely support economic recovery. Britons are hoping that the Biden administration feels the same way about them as they are just itching to get back to Miami, L.A., and New York City sooner rather than later.
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.