Fully jabbed US residents can now enter the UK without a requirement to quarantine, but the White House has yet to open its borders to Brits.
The new travel rules which allow fully vaccinated US travellers into England, Scotland and Wales led to a “300% increase” in bookings for trips from the UK to the US.
But there is a problem for Brits – including the vaccinated – hoping to fly over the Atlantic from Britain to the States at the moment: they won’t be let in unless they are a resident, citizen or in some cases, a family member of one.
Airlines UK chief executive Tim Alderslade welcomed the change to open up the UK to Americans and called on the UK to simplify its own travel list, but warned holidaymakers that President Joe Biden will need to change his country’s rules before Brits can jet off to the likes of New York, Florida and California.
Mr Alderslade told Times Radio: “I think the announcement this morning is very welcome – there will be an uptick in bookings.
“We’ve seen from the US around a 300% increase in bookings to the US – but we’ve got to somehow try to find a way to get more countries on the green list and we absolutely should not be going down the road of adding more tiers to an already very complicated international travel system.”
“I think the problem with the US is that we can’t travel there, so the Biden administration still will not…