The United States “maintains at this stage the existing restrictions” on international travel, despite requests for reciprocity from the European Union in particular, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday at a meeting. regular press. “We maintain the existing travel restrictions at this stage,” she said, justifying this decision in particular by the rapid spread of the Delta variant “here and abroad”.
While European Union countries have decided to reopen their own borders to Americans, provided they are vaccinated against Covid-19 or test negative, the United States has kept theirs closed for more than a year. year. Canada has also decided to reopen its border from August 9 for US citizens and permanent residents living in the United States fully vaccinated.
A work group
Washington announced in early June the establishment of working groups with Canada, Mexico, the European Union and the United Kingdom to look into the issue of international travel.