Sumary of When will UK – US travel reopen:
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden are expected to commit to working to lift UK-US Covid-19 travel restrictions..
- The two leaders are set to announce on Thursday a travel safety group that will draft recommendations on how to open up international travel..
- Mr Biden will meet Mr Johnson on his first foreign trip as president on Thursday ahead of the Group of Seven meeting in the United Kingdom..
- In 2019, nearly 4 million Britons travelled to the US, according to the UK Foreign Office, while 4.5 million visits were made from the US to the UK, according to figures from VisitBritain..
- Pre-pandemic, London-New York was one of the busiest international air corridors in the world (as well as being important economically), with around 3 million passengers annually..
- The presidential proclamation of 14 March 2020 banned UK travellers from entering the US because their presence “threatens the security of our transportation system and infrastructure and the national security”..
- According to the UK Foreign Office advice, British nationals who have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China and South Africa in the previous 14 days will not be granted entry..
- Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed at a ConservativeHome event in April that he was in talks with his counterpart in the US, Pete Buttigieg, about the loosening of UK-US travel restrictions….