The United States will need to test, wear masks, and trace travelers from abroad. This was announced Monday by the White House when the announcement about the repeal of the “Travel Ban” came into effect a year ago.
This marks the end to the “Travel Ban”, which was in effect for one year and a quarter. The United States will allow “November’s beginning” According to the White House, all travelers must be fully vaccinated before they can enter their territory. This was reported by the White House on Monday (September 20). The “Travel ban” will then have remained in force for almost 20 months.
The pandemic coordinator Jeff Zients stated that travelers from abroad must also test negative within 72 hours. They will need to wear a mask and a contact tracer system will be in place.
“International travel is important to connect with families and friends, to fuel small and large businesses, to encourage the open exchange and promotion of ideas and culture.”According to him, the “New York Times” He didn’t immediately say which vaccines would be accepted by the United States for entry.
Americans who are not currently vaccinated in their home country will need a negative test 24 hours prior to traveling to the United States. The results will be retested after they arrive.
The “New York Times” also reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is publishing a report. ” Soon”An order instructing airlines to collect the telephone numbers and email addresses of travelers.
The United Kingdom was excited as soon as the White House announcement was made. “Great news to travelers from the UK to US”You can listen to Liz Truss, the head of British diplomacy on Twitter. “It’s important for our economic recovery, our families and our trade. “
The same story in Berlin “Great news, for German and European investments as well as our exports and the transatlantic relationship”Olaf Scholz, German Vice President and Minister of Finance, stated that he was referring to the following tweets:
The European Commission, for its part, stressed that it was a determination “Long overdue”.
These restrictions were implemented by Donald Trump in March 2020, and renewed by Joe Biden following his January inauguration. These restrictions prohibit non-American travelers and holders of green cards from entering the United States. They apply to anyone who has stayed in the Schengen region or the United Kingdom in the 14 days preceding their arrival.
The European Union had announced, on August 30, that it was lifting restrictions on non-essential travel to its territories from the United States. But member states still have the option to lift the ban for fully vaccinated individuals.
According to the Financial Times, shares of other airlines rose following the news. This included low-cost airline easyJet which saw a 3.4% increase in London. Air France shares rose 6.7% in Paris, while Deutsche Lufthansa’s gained 5.3%.