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U.S. Travel Restrictions Lifted after 18 Months

Published on: Nov 11, 2021, Last Edited: Nov 11, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

After a travel ban that lasted more than 18 months, the United States has opened its borders for fully vaccinated travelers from Mexico, Canada, the EU, South Africa, Iran, China, India, and Brazil. The only requirements are that they have to show proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test. The new system came into operation on Monday, November 8 2021. This follows an announcement…

Travel Ban End Brings Hope to Travel Businesses and Travelers

Published on: Oct 21, 2021, Last Edited: Oct 21, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19, ESTA Requirements

The United States has finally, after nearly 18 months, decided to remove its travel ban and ease restrictions on arrivals from the EU and the UK. In terms of the revised rules, travelers from the UK who are fully vaccinated will now once again be able to travel to the US for leisure and/or business purposes. This comes after the United Kingdom…

U.S. Plans to Relax COVID Restrictions on International Travel Starting November 2021

Published on: Sep 21, 2021, Last Edited: Sep 21, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

The White House announced on Monday, September 20, 2021, that it plans to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated airline passengers from 33 nations early in November. The list includes most European, ESTA eligible nations, as well as Brazil, China, and 5 other countries. Although unvaccinated individuals will no doubt be unhappy with the announcement, it was nevertheless widely…

Travel restrictions remain in place for Europeans entering the U.S.

Published on: Jul 15, 2021, Last Edited: Jul 15, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

Last month the U.S. government set up working groups to interact with the UK, EU, Mexico, and Canada to investigate how travel restrictions could be lifted to facilitate the resumption of travel between these countries. Last week, however, the Biden administration announced that it has no immediate plans to remove international travel restrictions. This announcement came despite increasing pressure…

Will travel be open between the US and the UK by September 2021?

Published on: Jun 24, 2021, Last Edited: Jun 24, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US chief medical adviser, said in an interview with ITV News that there was a fair chance that people would be able to travel between the United States and the UK with fewer restrictions by the end of summer.  However, while he hoped that free travel between the two countries would soon resume, he could not put an exact date on this development. Dr. Fauci pointed out…

India subject to direct travel ban due to COVID-19

Published on: May 07, 2021, Last Edited: May 07, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19, USA Visa Restrictions

Following a proclamation from the White House on April 30th, 2021, people traveling from India on nonimmigrant visas will be unable to enter the United States from May 4th, 2021. The ban will not apply to those with a valid visa who have not been present in India for more than fourteen days before traveling to the US. US citizens and US permanent residents are also…

How is travel to the United States being affected by COVID-19?

Published on: Apr 06, 2021, Last Edited: Apr 06, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, ESTA Requirements

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has severely affected traveling to the US, even for those who have an ESTA. The United States has the greatest number of cases globally, with almost 3.5 million cases confirmed by April 2021, and sadly, over half a million people have died from this disease. However, the number of cases reported daily has been gradually falling since the start of 2021. Will…

Most popular cities in America

Published on: Feb 26, 2021, Last Edited: Feb 26, 2021 | Tags: ESTA for Tourism, COVID-19

The United States of America has thousands of cities, which are visited by millions of people from all over the world either for tourism or business purposes. However, there are a handful of cities that offer distinct character, scenery, history, economic growth, or unique features. Below are some of the popular destinations in America. Although several destinations may largely remain closed-off…

President Joe Biden to reverse travel orders set by former Trump Administration

Published on: Jan 21, 2021, Last Edited: Jan 21, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, USA Visa Restrictions, COVID-19

In his last days in office, outgoing President Donald Trump lifted some of the COVID-19 related restrictions on incoming travel from the European Schengen area, the UK, Brazil, and Ireland, to come into effect on January 26th. Incoming President Biden has promised to reverse this decision. Easing travel restrictions on Schengen, UK, Irish and Brazilian travelers Trump issued an…

December 2020 U.S. Visa and Immigration Updates

Published on: Dec 27, 2020, Last Edited: Dec 27, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, USA Visa Restrictions, USA Immigration

Will the US suspend flights from the UK? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create havoc worldwide, the United States government is considering whether to ban entry to travelers from the United Kingdom, where a new mutation of the virus is spreading rapidly. A large number of countries have suspended travel from the United Kingdom while scientists investigate the significance…

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