Despite a worrying number of Americans traveling in the country this week amid a CDC warning to stay home, the United States could soon open its borders to international tourists from Brazil and many European countries.
An exclusive report from Reuters this morning said the US is likely to lift the ban on non-US citizens who have recently been in Brazil, Great Britain, Ireland and 26 European countries. Schengen, consisting of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland…
According to the news service, who spoke to five separate US and airline sources, plans are underway with the approval of the White House corona anti-virus task force, as well as federal and other public health concerns, but still needs final presidential approval. The potential plan would still ban people who were already in China and Iran.
The news – seen as a move to help airlines with a 70.8% drop in international passenger numbers – comes as Americans are being warned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to leave Thanksgiving tourism because the status continues to spike Coronavirus cases across the country.
The nation’s leading Infectious Diseases specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that the United States will see a “cumulative increase in one”, following this week’s vacation travel. saw record numbers of passengers ascend into the skies since the coronavirus pandemic started spreading in March.
Despite warnings about the dangers of domestic travel this week, the Reuters report says plans to allow more international travel are underway, although no timeline or decision has yet been made.
Currently, non-US residents who have been in a previous country for the previous 14 days are not allowed to enter the country unless they fall under certain categories, including “humanitarian tourism, response to public health and national security ”. The report states that a number of business visitors, journalists, students, investors and academics have also been allowed in. Before September, international travelers must also arrive in the United States through 15 designated airports and undergo advanced screening.