US borders re-open to fully-vaccinated

Today, the USA borders are open to fully-vaccinated visitors after being shut to visitors during the pandemic.

As a popular destination for UK travellers, it’s a warm welcome ahead of the holiday season!

International travellers aged 2 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination and provide evidence of a negative Covid test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure, which must be monitored by a health official via video link.

All travellers are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while in aeroplanes, airports, and other indoor areas of public transportation while travelling to, within, or out of the United States.

Once international visitors arrive at their destination, individual state and local governments, as well as some businesses, may have their own health and safety guidelines regarding masks, social distancing, vaccination status, and more.

Visitors head to the states all year-round and after a 20-month break of no travel to the US, it’s come just in time for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas as well as allowing family and friends to reunite. 


To mark the occasion, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic ‘raced across the pacific’ with a first-ever dual take off. The airlines took part in a synchronised departure, where each airline’s aircraft took off on parallel runways at Heathrow. 


If you’re travelling soon, don’t forget travel insurance with COVID cover, which you can find out more about below.


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