The U.S Lifts the International Travel Ban

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On Monday, the U.S lifted restrictions on International travel from many countries. This allows tourists to make long-delayed trips to reunite with loved ones that they haven’t seen since before the pandemic (almost two years).

Starting today, the United States is accepting fully vaccinated travelers to airports. The new lifted restrictions allow air travel to many previously banned countries as long as the ones traveling show proof of full vaccination status and a negative test. Mexico and Canada however, only need proof of full vaccination status.

As well as travelers who get to reunite with loved ones after a year and a half, this will greatly help the local economy. According to ustravel.org, in 2019, domestic and international travelers spent $1.1 trillion ($1,127 billion) in the U.S. 

Lastly on the Mexican Border, malls and restaurants have been devastated by the lack of visitors from Mexico. On the other side, on the Canadian border, cross-border hockey rivalries were community traditions until being shut down by the pandemic. Churches that had members on both sides of the border are hoping to welcome parishioners they haven’t seen during COVID-19 shutdown. 

This new rule allows international travel in the U.S. will help everyone greatly, as we strive to get back to Pre-Covid life again.

Source: NPR