Holiday boost as US to lift travel ban for double-jabbed UK travellers

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The White House has confirmed fully vaccinated travellers from the UK will be able to fly to the US from November.

The move announced on Monday marks an end a travel ban which has been in place since March last year under Donald Trump’s presidency.

Travellers will need proof of vaccination before boarding a plane to the US.

They will also need proof of a negative Covid test taken within three days of flying, the White House Covid coordinator Jeff Zients confirmed. America is also lifting its ban on travellers from the EU.

Fully vaccinated passengers will not be required to quarantine on arrival in the country.

Shares in airlines soared ahead of the confirmation, with British Airways owner IAG jumping 10 per cent and EasyJet rising 2.6 per cent.

Before the pandemic, more than four million Britons jetted out to the US every year.

It comes after The Telegraph reported Boris Johnson would tell Mr Biden to “lift the travel ban and let Britons back into America”.

Reports were swirling as Mr Johnson is set to meet Mr Biden at the White House for the first time on Tuesday.

A senior government source told the newspaper: “The Prime Minister will make an impassioned case for Brits who’ve been double jabbed to be allowed to travel to the US.

“There are a lot of family links, business links and millions of tourists usually travel every year.”

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