This is when the US will open its borders to UK travellers - as travel ban is lifted

The US has lifted its travel ban, which prevented most UK residents from entering the country throughout the Covid pandemic.

© The UK has been placed in the ‘Level 4: Very High’ US travel warning category (Photo: Angela Weiss/D…

Since March 2020, only US citizens, their immediate families, green card holders and people with national interest exemptions have been able to travel to the US if they had been in the UK or EU in the previous 14 days.

But soon, fully vaccinated passengers from the UK and the EU will be able to enter the US, ending the travel ban implemented by former US president, Donald Trump.

So when can UK citizens travel to the US, and what are the entry requirements?

This is what you need to know.

When will US borders reopen to UK residents?

Fully vaccinated UK travellers will be able to travel to the US from November 2021, however an exact date has not been confirmed.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “delighted” that US President Joe Biden is “reinstating transatlantic travel”.

He added: “It’s a fantastic boost for business and trade, and great that family and friends on both sides of the pond can be reunited once again.”

The lifting of the ban has been welcomed by airlines and airports, which have blamed the travel ban for limiting the recovery of passenger numbers during the virus crisis.

Shai Weiss, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, said the easing of restrictions is “a major milestone to the reopening of travel at scale, allowing consumers and businesses to book travel to the US with confidence”.

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye said: “Connectivity between the US and the UK is part of the bedrock of the global economy.“The Prime Minister has secured a massive win for global Britain in getting these links restarted.”

Around 3.8 million British nationals visited the US every year prior to the pandemic, according to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

What are the entry requirements for UK visitors?

UK travellers, and all other foreign visitors will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination to enter the US, as well as proof of a negative Covid test taken within three days of arrival.

Airlines will be required to collect contact information from international travellers so that they can be traced if required.

What are current rules under the travel ban?

Most UK residents are still currently unable to enter the US, including anyone who has been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen Zone, Iran, Brazil, China, South Africa or India within the previous 14 days.

People arriving from outside of the listed areas will need to obtain a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor.

The UK Government explains that “US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt” from the travel ban and are still permitted entry to the US, subject to normal entry requirements.

What are the rules for people returning to England from the US?

The US is currently on the UK’s amber list, however once the new travel rules are implemented on 4 October, the US will be on the ‘rest of world’ list, meaning fully vaccinated people can visit the US without having to quarantine on their return.

From that date, people who are fully vaccinated will no longer need a pre-departure test before returning from the US or any other ‘rest of world’ countries, as part of the updated travel rules.

The government has also promised to remove the requirement for day-two PCR tests on arrival in England from later in October, replacing them with lateral flow tests.

A version of this article originally appeared on our sister title, NationalWorld

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Cut living costs, don't raise wages, say employers

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Businesses need at least two years to recover from the effects of pandemic lockdowns, says MEF president Syed Hussain Syed Husman. KUALA LUMPUR: Businesses ... Read more »

Langkah Shah Firdaus tersekat

© Provided by Sinar Harian PELUMBA negara, Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom gagal mara ke suku akhir acara pecut individu pada Kejohanan Lumba Basikal Trek Dunia di Velodrom Couvert Regional Jean-Stablinski, ... Read more »

Chelsea berpesta gol di Stamford Bridge

© Provided by Sinar Harian CHELSEA ternyata berada dalam kelas tersendiri apabila membelasah Norwich City 7-0 pada aksi Liga Perdana Inggeris (EPL) di Stamford Bridge sebentar tadi. The Blues membuka ... Read more »

Azroy harap hukuman lebih ringan

© Provided by Sinar Harian ATLET angkat berat, Azroy Hazalwafie Izhar Ahmad berharap dikenakan hukuman lebih ringan berbanding penggantungan maksimum selama empat tahun. Terdahulu, Azroy bersama seorang lagi atlet, Muhammad ... Read more »

Facebook boss ‘not willing to protect public from harm'

The Facebook whistleblower whose revelations have tipped the social media giant into crisis has launched a stinging new criticism of Mark Zuckerberg, saying he has not shown any readiness to ... Read more »

Gal Gadot Teases Her Kids May Appear Again in 'Wonder Woman 3' (Exclusive)

Gal Gadot might be featuring her family in the upcoming Wonder Woman 3. After it was announced that Gadot would be returning to play everyone’s favorite female superhero, the 36-year-old ... Read more »

Daniel Ricciardo Got Emotional About Dale Jr.'s Tweet: 'That Gives Me Goosebumps'

© Provided by Sports Illustrated The McLaren Formula One star fulfilled a childhood dream as he drove Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR stock car. View the original ... Read more »

Vanessa Bryant Details Learning of Kobe, Gianna's Death During Deposition

© Provided by Sports Illustrated Vanessa Bryant said in a deposition that was at home when her assistant knocked on the door at 11:30 a.m. and shared the news of ... Read more »

TCU vs. West Virginia: How to watch NCAA Football online, TV channel, live stream info, game time

© Provided by CBS Sports Nov 18, 2017; Lubbock, TX, USA; The TCU Horned Frogs mascot during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium. Through ... Read more »

Sukhbir: Congress in Punjab is dead, has now disintegrated into small kabeelas

© Provided by The Indian Express The Shiromani Akali Dal Saturday said the Congress as a party was already dead in Punjab and what was left were only kabeelas (tribes) ... Read more »

Cloud9, NRG dominate NA ALGS day 3

© Provided by Dot Esports After week one of the ALGS North America Pro League, several big-name teams were looking to come back from a disappointing first week. In the ... Read more »

Obama says New Jersey Republican Jack Ciattarelli won't be a "champion of democracy"

Former President Barack Obama, stumping in Newark, New Jersey Saturday, took aim at Republican gubernatorial challenger Jack Ciattarelli, saying his participation in a rally to overturn the 2020 election shows ... Read more »

Nur nicht ins Q3 in Austin-Quali - Dreikampf der Motorwechsler

© Wilhelm Es war ein exklusiver Club mit einer seltsamen Aufgabe. Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel und George Russell wussten schon vor der Qualifikation zum GP USA, dass sie von hinten ... Read more »

‘No surprise' for Hamilton as Red Bull find the edge

Lewis Hamilton said he was unsurprised Red Bull had turned the tables on Mercedes in United States Grand Prix qualifying. © PA Images Lewis Hamilton speaking in a press conference. ... Read more »

Fan launches Leafs jersey onto the ice just 5 games into NHL season

Spectators have only been allowed back inside the friendly confines of Scotiabank Arena for a grand total of four Toronto Maple Leafs regular-season NHLgames so far, and we already have ... Read more »

Commercial real estate: The curious case of vacant office spaces

© Provided by The Financial Express Net office absorption stood at 5.85 MSF in Q3 2021, growth of 48% sequentially and a 8% Y-o-Y growth. New completions stood at 10.89 ... Read more »

Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson odds, picks, predictions: Boxing insider reveals best bets for Oct. 23

Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson both have something to prove when they meet in the boxing ring Saturday for the WBO junior lightweight title. Herring defends the belt against Stevenson ... Read more »

Fresno State vs. Nevada: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel

© Provided by CBS Sports Nov 18, 2017; Laramie, WY, USA; A general view of the Fresno State Bulldogs helmet against the Wyoming Cowboys during the second quarter at War ... Read more »

Rugby-U.S. would make awesome World Cup host, says Whitelock

(Reuters) – The United States would be an excellent place to host a Rugby World Cup given growing enthusiasm for the game and the country’s track record for staging mega ... Read more »

PM Modi to address the nation on 82nd edition of Mann Ki Baat today

© Provided by Hindustan Times Prime Minister Narendra Modi  (File Photo / ANI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation on the 82nd edition of his monthly ... Read more »

AYUSH calls for enhancing public awareness about good lifestyle and regular check-ups to prevent cancer

© Provided by The Statesman AYUSH calls for enhancing public awareness about good lifestyle and regular check-ups to prevent cancer Emphasising the need for preventive health care at IHW Council’s ... Read more »

Italian flight attendants strip to underwear to protest job losses

Italian flight attendants stripped down to their underwear to protest job losses and pay cuts. © Getty Images Italian flight attendants strip to underwear to protest job losses Around 50 ... Read more »

22:22 Mirror Hour Meaning: You Will Achieve Great Things!

© Astrofame 22:22 is, without doubt, the most talked-about mirror hour that exists. If you find yourself randomly stumbling across this time, you need to know that it’s not without ... Read more »

58,000 Dead, and Depraved DeSantis Is Just Getting Started

© Provided by The Daily Beast Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis gave us a sneak preview of how Republican leaders will challenge the Biden ... Read more »

Thousands join nationwide caravan for Robredo, Kiko Pangilinan

© Andy Zapata Jr. Thousands join nationwide caravan for Robredo, Kiko Pangilinan MANILA, Philippines — Major thoroughfares in various parts of the country turned pink yesterday as thousands joined motorcades ... Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About SafePass

© Provided by Spot.ph ILLUSTRATION War Espejo © Provided by Spot.ph ILLUSTRATION War Espejo (SPOT.ph) Contact tracing has become the norm as the pandemic rages on in the Philippines. Effective ... Read more »

Amit Shah to inaugurate research centre at IIT Jammu, address rally today

© Provided by Hindustan Times Union home minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in ... Read more »

Work to end Grenfell cladding scandal to take another three-and-a-half years, data suggests

The removal of dangerous cladding from high-risk buildings is unlikely to be complete until seven-and-a-half years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, government data suggests. © PA Grenfell has stood with ... Read more »

Strictly fans in hysterics over John Whaite's friend's cheeky remark after dance as he tops leaderboard

Strictly Come Dancing fans were left in hysterics on Saturday night after John Whaite’s friend made a cheeky remark live on air after his Charleston with Johannes Radebe. During the ... Read more »

Severe weather looms coast-to-coast

Wet and severe winter-like weather is forecast for much of the United States as a Pacific storm aims for California, and a thunderous, unsettled system moves into the Midwest and ... Read more »

Vaccine production boost: Biological E to get $50-million US funding

© Provided by The Financial Express The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) will furnish $ 50 million to Biological E Limited to increase its Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity. A ... Read more »

Allison: Red Bull have outdeveloped Mercedes in Austin

James Allison thinks a “stronger weekend of development” for Red Bull than Mercedes proved decisive in United States Grand Prix qualifying. © PA Images Sergio Perez is pushed back into ... Read more »

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed last thing he needs as Man United boss fights for future vs Liverpool

Liverpool fans have rather enjoyed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as Manchester United manager to date, truth be told. Taking over at Old Trafford, initially as caretaker manager, in December 2018, ... Read more »

Obama Assails Republican Push to Restrict Voting as He Stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia

Former President Barack Obama delivered a scathing rebuke of Republican efforts to restrict voting and the divisive politics of former President Donald Trump on Saturday, as he stumped for Democratic ... Read more »

Colombia's most-wanted drug lord 'Otoniel' captured

Colombia’s most-wanted drug trafficker “Otoniel” has been captured, the government said Saturday, a major victory in the world’s top cocaine exporter. © Raul Arboleda Colombia is the world’s top provider ... Read more »

Strictly fans in hysterics over John Whaite's reaction to his friend's cheeky remark after dance as he tops leaderboard

Strictly Come Dancing fans were left in hysterics on Saturday night after John Whaite’s friend made a cheeky remark live on air after his Charleston with Johannes Radebe. During the ... Read more »

Army bosses accused of cover-up after soldier ‘killed sex worker and hid body in septic tank'

© Getty Witnesses say Ms Wanjiru, a known sex worker, was last seen leaving a hotel bar with two British soldiers – Getty Ministers have been urged to back an ... Read more »

This Was the Highlight of Our Vancouver Island Grizzly Bear Tour

In September 2016, after booking booking a grizzly-bear tour, my wife Michelle, sister-in-law Shannon, and I headed to Vancouver Island. While out exploring the island, we spotted seals, sea lions, ... Read more »

New Incase A.R.C. Travel Bags Can Go Anywhere and Do It in Style

An ultimate travel bag is one that can be a lot of things to a lot of people but does so in a stylish and practical way. In the midst ... Read more »

E-undi terlalu banyak risiko, kata penyelidik

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Sebuah mesin pengundian elektronik dipamerkan di Pakistan pada Mei. (Gambar NAP / Twitter) PETALING JAYA: Pengundian elektronik (e-undi atau I-undi) tidak boleh dilaksanakan di ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic