Date of November 8 set for end of ban on vaccinated UK travellers to US

US lifts Covid travel ban on UK

Updated: 15 October 2021

The White House has announced the date of November 8 when the USA will fully lift restrictions on fully vaccinated travellers from the UK. Travellers will need to show a negative test result from within 72 hours before entering the USA. WHO approved vaccines, including AstraZeneca will be accepted.


The White House has announced it will lift most Covid-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers travelling to the US from the UK starting from November. 

The statement brings to an end the travel ban imposed by Donald Trump 18 months ago.

When will US lift the travel ban on UK?

At the moment the announcement, made by White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients, has only said the ban will be lifted in “early November”, without providing a specific date. Many other details of the policy are still being decided.

Jeff Zients also confirmed that travellers will need proof of vaccination before boarding a flight to the US, along with proof of a negative Covid test taken within three days of flying.

Fully vaccinated passengers will not be required to quarantine on arrival in the country, so you will be able to fully enjoy your holiday.

America is also lifting its ban on travellers from 33 other countries, including China, India and the EU.

In the UK, the Travel Traffic Light system is set to be replaced on October 4th by a simpler ‘safe’ list and red list. Countries that are currently on the ‘amber’ list, including the USA, are expected to move to the safe list.

The lifting of the ban means you can now book holidays to visit your favourite locations across the USA, from Walt Disney World, Orlando to California. Need some inspiration? Here is Why you should visit Orlando this winter

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