Covid: Biden sets new rules as air travel to the US reopens

The White House has outlined new rules for foreign travellers to the US, as flight restrictions lift for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020.

The plan to reopen the US border next month to foreign flights includes a requirement that almost all foreign visitors be vaccinated against Covid.

The US travel ban has grown to include dozens of countries, including the UK, much of Europe, China and India.

The travel industry has been asking for US President Joe Biden to lift the ban.

Originally imposed by Donald Trump, the ban on flights from most foreign countries was extended when Mr Biden took power in January 2021.

The rule bans most visitors from Brazil, China, South Africa, the UK, the 26 Schengen countries in Europe, Ireland, India and Iran.


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