Covid-19: after 20 months of restriction, the United States will reopen its borders to vaccinated European and British travelers

the essential The United States will allow entry into their territory to travelers vaccinated against Covid – 19 coming from the European Union and the United Kingdom, lifting restrictions put in place in March 2020, CNN and the Politico site reported on Monday.

The travel ban had been in effect for 20 months. According to CNN and Politico media, the announcement of the lifting of the restrictions should be made on Monday, with an effective lifting in November, according to the Financial Times.

Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, tweeted to him on Monday that he “hoped for a positive announcement very soon” on the subject of travel to the United States.

US borders have been closed to millions of international travelers, whether tested or vaccinated, since March 2020, a situation that has caused growing impatience among Europeans in particular, causing painful personal and family situations.

Context of great tension

The European Union had certainly announced on 30 August the return of restrictions on non-essential travel to its territory from the United States, but leaving Member States the possibility of lifting the ban for fully vaccinated people.

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The American announcement, if it were confirmed, would come in a context of great tension between the United States and France, in a case of the sale of submarines to Australia.

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