With vaccinations proceeding at breakneck speeds, travel rules around the world are changing equally fast. What is the current state of USA-UK travel? Can an ESTA be used for travel again?
Only a few months ago, travel to the USA seemed like an impossibility for the remainder of 2021. Infection numbers were skyrocketing and the USA was put on the ‘red’ list (forbidden to travel to) of almost every other country in the world, including the UK.
Yet the USA has made great strides in combatting the virus since then, perhaps more so than any other country in the world.
USA vaccinations unmatched
By now, the USA has had close to 300 million total vaccinations take place, far exceeding any other country in the world by sheer numbers. Of course, this number is somewhat inflated due to the USA’s size and population, yet even a country like India has yet to reach the 200 million mark when it comes to vaccinations. When adjusted to per capita, the USA ranks fifth, just below the UK (fourth). As a result of the massive vaccination program, the number of daily new infection in the USA is rapidly dropping.
UK not far behind
The UK likewise has had a stellar vaccination campaign. In addition, it leads the world in daily new…