Covid-19: After nearly two years, the United States reopens its border to UK visitors

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For the first time in over two years, travellers from the United Kingdom can again travel to the United States.

At 05:01 GMT, the border reopened, and the first aircraft left Heathrow at 08:50. To enter the United States, all UK tourists over the age of 18 must provide proof of vaccination.

Since July 28, Americans have been free to go to the United Kingdom. The travel prohibition will be withdrawn for citizens of Brazil, China, India, Ireland, South Africa, Iran, and the Schengen countries (a group of 26 European nations), in addition to the United Kingdom.

Only US citizens, residents, and a tiny number of other exempt groups were allowed to enter the US from the UK until Monday.

All people who have received vaccines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or vaccines listed for emergency use (EUL) by the World Health Organization are subject to the new guidelines.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Kingdom has been in the highest risk category for Covid, level 4 or “extremely high,” since July 19.

Vaccination documentation must be provided in the form of a vaccine passport. The NHS Covid Pass and other certificates are accepted.

Travelers must also present documentation of either a negative Covid test result (taken no more than three days before departure) or proof of recovery from the virus within the previous three months, in addition to being double-vaccinated. Children are exempt from the vaccine requirement, but everyone between the ages of two and seventeen will be required to take a Covid-19 test three to five days after arriving.

I was completely jabbed. Visitors from the United States must take a test on or before the second day of their visit to the United Kingdom.

Airlines have increased UK-US flight itineraries to satisfy growing demand after a challenging 21 months. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic had a synchronised flight from London Heathrow at 08:50 GMT to mark the end of the travel prohibition.

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