Heathrow and Gatwick: Foreign Office’s latest travel advice for the United States as ‘date announced’ for restarting flights to America

Flights to the United States have been on hiatus for more than a year now, as the UK and America battle massive coronavirus outbreaks, but reports indicate travel restrictions in both countries could be relaxed in less than two weeks.

America is currently on the Amber List, which means you shouldn’t be traveling there. Flights are limited and a strict protocol is in place for return arrivals to the UK.

The United States also has its own travel restrictions on UK visitors, which means that it is not possible for most UK nationals to enter the country if they have been in the UK, in Ireland, in the Schengen zone, in Iran, in Brazil, in South Africa or in China during the last one. 14 days.

Quarantine rules remain in place for UK arrivals from America

However, U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States, certain close family members, and other limited categories of visa holders – such as diplomats – are exempt from these rules.

If you are able to travel to America, you must show a negative Covid test result prior to departure or Covid recovery documentation provided by a licensed healthcare provider or public health official.

It is also recommended that you quarantine for at least seven days upon arrival and take a Covid test three to five days after arrival.

Even when you arrive in America, you may be subject to travel restrictions – some states have rules in place requiring travelers from other states with high rates of coronavirus to be quarantined for 14 days, or provide proof. a negative test.

On arriving in the UK, the Amber List travel rules state that anyone who has been in the US must be quarantined for 10 days upon returning to the UK.

Passengers must take a Covid test before arriving in the UK, then book and pay for the tests for days two and eight of the quarantine, as well as complete a passenger locator form.

When can I travel to the USA?

As it is, you should not travel to the United States as it is an Amber List country.

However, it is rumored that America could go on the green list as early as June 7, when travel rules are revised, the Sun reported.

The document says air sources have alleged that a bilateral deal could come into effect on the day of the UK’s next traffic light system update, which means transatlantic flights will resume and there are will have unrestricted travel between the two countries.

According to The Sun, Virgin Atlantic said: “There is no reason the United States should be off the green list. We urge the British government to speed up talks with the Biden administration.”

British Airways added: “It cannot happen soon enough to help our two low-risk countries with world-leading immunization programs get back to normal.”

The Sun also reported that the US State Department said, “We look forward to the resumption of transatlantic travel as soon as our medical and public health professionals advise us.”

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