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US to end travel ban for UK vaccinated passengers from November as rules ease


Vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter the US from the UK and EU as restrictions are to relax, according to reports.

Those who have received two doses of a Covid-19 jab will be free to visit the US from November, Sky News reports.

Ex-President Donald Trump issued a blanket ban on travel at the start of the pandemic with the strict rules in place for the last 18 months.

The shift in restrictions is part of a more wider change in international travel policies after the amber list was scrapped last week.

Under previous rules, only American citizens, their immediate families, or green card holders were allowed to enter the US from the UK or EU.

However, national interest exemptions were permitted during this time meaning the American government were able to allow entry in some cases.

The US also placed a strict ban on travel for anyone who had been in China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa or India 14 days prior to entering America.

The UK lifted requirements for passengers arriving from the US back in July.

It comes as the Scottish Government chiefs have announced a major relaxing of travel rules for people coming in and out of the country.

The current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries is set to be scrapped and replaced with one red list only.

There will no longer be an amber list – meaning anywhere not on the red list is considered as green and clear for travel.

However, all travellers into the country will still need to have a negative test prior to departure and a negative PCR test on day two after arrival.

The government also announced that from 4am on 22 September, eight destinations will be removed from the red list.

They are Turkey, Pakistan, The Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh and Kenya.

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