Human Interest

Reuters first to report U.S. will not lift travel restrictions, citing Delta variant

The United States will not lift any existing travel restrictions “at this point” due to concerns over the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and the rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases, the White House confirmed on Monday. The decision, which was first reported by Reuters, comes after a senior level White House meeting late on Friday. It means that the long-running travel restrictions that have barred much of the world’s population from the United States since 2020 will not be lifted in the short term. The announcement almost certainly dooms any bid by U.S. airlines and the U.S. tourism industry to salvage summer travel by Europeans and others covered by the restrictions.

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Topics of Interest: Human Interest
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: EquitiesTravel & Leisure
Regions: Americas
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Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Major Global Story
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