That’s great news for travel to the US as the White House announced today that fully vaccinated Britons will be able to visit from 8 November.
Last month, President Biden said the ban on people holidaying in the UK would be lifted, but so far there is no confirmed date.
Under the new rules, fully vaccinated passengers will be allowed to enter the country, although they will still have to present a negative Covid-19 test certificate, issued within 72 hours of travel. calendar.
The move marks the end of nearly 600 days of international leisure travel to the US and has been welcomed by airlines and tour operators.
The study found that the US border closure caused more than 300,000 travelers and tourists to lose their jobs last year.
Not only have airlines suffered the consequences of the ban, the US economy has suffered a heavy hit.
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), arrivals from the UK account for 8% of all domestic travel to the United States, which accounts for $40 million a day for the national economy.
Shai Weiss, CEO of Virgin Atlantic.
“The United States has been at our heart for over 37 years and we simply wouldn’t be Virgin without the Atlantic.
“We’ve been steadily ramping up flights to destinations like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and we can’t wait to bring our customers to their favorite cities in the U.S., on vacation. or to reconnect with friends, loved ones and colleagues.”
Sean Doyle, President of British Airways called the lifting of restrictions a “critical moment for the entire travel industry” while ABTA, the travel association, said it “sends a strong message” about the open to long-distance tourism.
Julia Simpson, president of the WTTC, said: “It is great news that the US will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the UK and EU.
“It’s been a long time, but travel & tourism businesses on both sides of the Atlantic will breathe a sigh of relief.
“Travelers from the EU and UK contributed more than $46 billion to the US economy in 2019, showing how important this move will be to the US recovery.”
With borders set to open in less than four weeks, there’s no time to waste in booking a getaway to the United States.
Airline British is offering return flights to New York from £320pp as well as package trips.
Mass-goers can Book a one-room stay for seven nights at the 3* Rosen Inn at Pointe in Orlando from just £531pp, including flights from Heathrow.
A 15-minute drive from the roller coasters at Universal Orlando resorts and shops, entertainment venues and restaurants.
The airline also has some hot deals to Los Angeles, such as a five-night-only room at the 3* Holiday Inn Buena Park near Knott from £519pp, including flights from Heathrow.
Those looking to book a romantic Valentine’s break to the Big Apple can pocket five room-only nights at Hotel Edison in Times Square from £879pp, including flights from Heathrow, with Travel consultant.
Or how about Vegas? Southall tourism there’s a deal for a stay of just four nights at the MGN Grand 4* Hotel and Casino from £774pp, including flights from Glasgow on 11 November.
Got cash to splash? Gourmets can order room for four nights only at 5* Nobu Hotel Chicago from £976pp, including flights from Heathrow in January 2022 with BA.
Here, guests can enjoy black cod miso, rock shrimp tempura and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño from the sushi restaurant, or take a dip in the hotel’s tranquil swimming pool.
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