US is Set to Maintain Travel Bans for the UK Summer Vacation Season
It’s bad news for UK travelers hoping for a Disney vacation this summer, as the US government currently has no intentions of lifting travel restrictions soon.
Despite pressure from airline companies such as Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, as well as lobbyists for the tourism sector, the US government has confirmed that restrictions will not be lifted before the end of the summer.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday that the US “will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point”, meaning the states are still a no-go for overseas travelers.
At the moment, the US is on the UK’s “amber list” for travel, along with many countries throughout Europe. This means that double-vaxxed passengers returning to the UK from these countries can avoid a mandatory ten-day quarantine, making the thought of a summer vacation much more appealing to holidaymakers.
However, a travel ban remains in place in the US, preventing entry to the country from the UK completely.
This update comes as a considerable rise in COVID-19 cases has been noted, along with concerns over the transmissibility of the Delta variant. Earlier this week, we reported that a shocking number of new cases is being reported each day in Florida, with the mayor of Orange County urging people to return to wearing masks.
Of course, this has put a bleak outlook on what would be a peak season for UK travellers to head to popular destinations, with Walt Disney World being high on that list. Right now, families are almost halfway through the school summer break. For many, the hopes of a Walt Disney World trip have been dashed.
With the travel ban being in place since March 2020 we can only imagine how many families would have had to postpone, or even cancel, their Disney trips. Currently, no date has been suggested for the lifting of the ban, but we hope cases will fall and see the tourism industry recover very soon.
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