Can I travel to the US from the UK? Restrictions explained

BRITS are eager for holidays stateside after more than a year and a half of travel restrictions.

Here is what you need to know about holidays to the US this year.

Can I travel to the US from the UK?

Brits will be delighted to hear that holidays to the US are set to be back on within weeks.

Double vaccinated visitors from the UK and EU have the green light to enter the US from November.

But all foreign travellers will need to show proof of their vaccination before boarding the plane.

Travellers will also have to be show proof of a negative Covid-19 test – which has to be taken within three days of flight.

According to White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients, fully vaccinated passengers will not be required to quarantine.

The UK has been on the US travel ban list since March 2020.

Exemptions have been made solely for US citizens and permanent residents, certain close family members and other limited categories of visa holders like diplomats and UN staff.

The US is a hugely popular holiday destination for tourists from the UK.

Prior to the pandemic, more than five million people from the UK visited the US every year.

The change to US travel rules comes just days after it was confirmed that the amber list was being axed.

Expensive PCR tests are also being SCRAPPED in the latest boost for holiday hopefuls.

What has been said about the lifting of the travel ban?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed he is 'delighted' that the travel ban has been lifted.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: "I am delighted that from November, @POTUS is reinstating transatlantic travel so fully vaccinated UK nationals can visit the USA.

"It's a fantastic boost for business and trade, and great that family and friends on both sides of the pond can be reunited once again."

Transport secretary Grant Shapps is also delighted by the change.

He tweeted: "Brilliant collaboration through our UK/US working group has led to Transatlantic Flights resuming from Nov for double jabbed!

"Great outcome thanks to Boris Johnson, @POTUS, @PeteButtigieg @Secretary Pete."

Liz Truss, who was recently appointed by the PM, added: "Excellent news for travellers from the UK to the US.

"Important for our economic recovery, families and trade."


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