Coming after the UK’s traffic light system was scrapped, the easing of US restrictions was welcome news for the travel industry and tourists alike – here’s what we know about exactly when the rules come into effect.
What date will the US travel ban end?
After weeks of speculation, the US Government finally confirmed that the travel ban on UK arrivals will be lifted on Monday 8 November.
This will be too late for families to take half-term holidays in the States but means that Britons can travel to the US in time for Christmas and the New Year.
The White House said: “Today, the Biden administration is announcing that its new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on 8 November.”
Initially, White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said only “early November” when he announced the easing of restrictions on 20 September.
In the weeks that followed, a “senior UK Government source” quoted by The Independent said “your guess is as good as mine” regarding a date, reportedly adding: “They haven’t told us anything…