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USA: Travel

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL2616, tabled on 10 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how often the taskforce set up with the United States of America to discuss the establishment of a travel corridor has met; and what progress has been made on agreeing a date to open such a corridor.

Answered on

24 September 2021

The Prime Minister and US President announced the establishment of a UK/US Expert Working Group on international travel following their meeting on 10 June 2021. Since then, the group met in full regularly over the summer to discuss the reopening of travel between the UK and US, as well as further engagement between the UK and US chairs, our embassy in Washington, and technical discussions.

Facilitated by the UK/US Working Group, the UK reopened travel for double vaccinated US residents on 2 August, meaning that they no longer need to self isolate on arrival into the UK.

On 20 September, the US announced that they will allow double vaccinated British nationals to enter the US from November, completing the fully vaccinated travel corridor. Travellers will need proof of full vaccination and a negative COVID test taken three days before departure and will not need to quarantine.

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