September 21, 2021

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The United States has closed its borders to European travelers

The United States has closed its borders to European travelers

The United States has not yet lifted current travel restrictions due to concerns about the delta variant of the corona virus.

U.S. airlines have been putting intense pressure on the White House for months to remove restrictions, with some businesses now saying they may have to wait until September or later for a possible review. European countries also pressed last month to partially open borders for travelers from the United States.

The United States currently expels most non-American citizens who have traveled to the United Kingdom, Europe, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil over the past 14 days.

Extraordinary travel restrictions by the United States were first imposed in China in January 2020 to counter the spread of the corona virus. Other countries included, most recently India in early May. Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico would be closed for non-essential travel until at least August 21 — as Canada said August 9 U.S. tourists are fully vaccinated Will allow.

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