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The White House Is Considering Lifting European Travel Restrictions

by Eben Diskin Nov 25, 2020

The US closed its borders to most European countries back in March to curb the spread of COVID-19, and the EU responded in kind. Though coronavirus cases are surging around the world, and show no signs of letting up, the White House is reportedly considering lifting the travel restrictions on foreign nationals coming from Brazil, Britain, Ireland, and the 26 member countries of the Schengen area. Those coming from China and Iran would still be banned from entering the country.

Officials within the Trump administration believe that lifting the restrictions would help the struggling US airlines whose business has taken a huge hit since the introduction of the restrictions.

Since most European countries still ban US citizens from entry, however, it’s unlikely that the US will lift the ban until a reciprocal agreement is struck, and protocols for international travel are agreed upon.

President Trump has reportedly not yet made a final decision with regard to lifting the travel restrictions.

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