The Biden administration is forming an expert working group with Canada, Mexico, the European Union and the United Kingdom. To determine the best way to safely restart travel after 15 months of pandemic restrictions. White House officials said Tuesday.
US officials another said The administration will not act swiftly to lift the ban on people from around the world from entering the United States. Because it took time for groups to act, the White House notified airlines and other companies. in the travel industry about such groups officials said
“Although we will not reopen the journey today, We hope these expert working groups will help us use our shared expertise to set the path forward. with the goal of opening international travel with our key partners when it is deemed safe to do so,” a White House official said. and added that “Any decision will be fully guided by objective analysis and recommendations from public health and medical professionals.”
The group will be led by the COVID-19 Response Team. of the White House and the National Security Council including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other US agencies.
The CDC said on Tuesday that It has relaxed travel advice for 110 countries and territories, including Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Africa and Iran, but declined to lift any travel restrictions. About COVID-19
Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said the US travel restrictions effective from 2020 is subject to “Conversation between departments And we are looking at real-time information on how we should proceed.”
The Biden administration faces pressure from some lawmakers who say U.S. communities along Canada’s border face economic hardship because of land border restrictions.
Airlines and others have pressed for governments to lift restrictions that prevent most non-US citizens who have previously been in the UK, 26 European Schengen countries without border controls, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil from the trip. to USA The United States also bans most non-essential travel that borders Mexico and Canada.
Airlines for America, a trade group representing American Airlines (AAL.O), Delta Air Lines (DAL.N), Southwest Airlines (LUV.N), and others, commended the team. But the group believes “These working groups should act quickly. To ensure science-backed policies that allow fully vaccinated travelers to get to the United States quickly is key – we believe the science is there.”
United Airlines (UAL.O) said it encouraged the White House to prioritize new open air travel plans to international markets and called for urgency. Because in general, the high season in the summer is approaching. “Now is the time to implement a reopening strategy for the benefit of both the economy and the traveling citizens.”
on monday Head of all passenger airlines flying between the United Kingdom and the United States. urges both countries to lift restrictions on transatlantic travel
President Joe US Biden and Prime Minister Boris Britain’s Johnson will meet at this week’s G7 meeting of the advanced economies in Cornwall, England.
US airline staff And the UK said they did not expect Washington to lift restrictions. Until the 4th of July at the earliest. Because the administration aims to get more Americans vaccinated.
The U.S. Tourism Association welcomed the panel, saying: “The public-private sector can quickly develop a blueprint to reopen international inbound travel. and a sustainable start to work and a rapid economic recovery.”
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