US travel industry demands Biden opens doors to visitors from UK and Europe

US travel industry demands Biden opens doors to visitors from UK and Europe
US travel industry demands Biden opens doors to visitors from UK and Europe
US travel industry demands Biden opens doors to visitors from UK and Europe after British government lifted restrictions as Obama diplomat says it's 'unfair' to ban them but allow travelers from countries with higher infection rates U.S. travel industry is asking President Joe Biden to open the country's doors to international visitors  Request came after British government announced fully-vaccinated Americans could travel freely to the UK without quarantine 'It's time for U.S. leaders to do the same and set a timeline to reopen our national borders,' U.S. Travel Association said in statement The United States, however, is keeping its travel ban in place  'It's pretty unfair for vaccinated Americans to waltz into the United Kingdom and we won't extend the same courtesy,' a diplomat told DailyMail.com 

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The U.S. travel industry is asking President Joe Biden to open the country's doors to international visitors after the British government announced fully-vaccinated Americans could travel freely to the UK without quarantine.

In response to the announcement, industry experts and diplomats asked why the United States couldn't follow the British model.  

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'British government leaders have made a wise decision in reopening England to vaccinated travelers from the United States,' U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes said in a statement. 

'It's time for U.S. leaders to do the same and set a timeline to reopen our national borders— and we encourage them to start with vaccinated travelers from the U.K., E.U. and Canada. The reality is there's no difference between a vaccinated American and those vaccinated in the U.K., the E.U. and Canada,' she noted. 

On Monday, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that fully vaccinated travelers from the EU and US can enter the country without having to undergo the 10 day quarantine.

The United States, however, is keeping its travel ban in place. The White House did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's

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