The United States will require that most adult foreigners be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter the country from November.
The United States will require most adults to be fully vaccinated against Covid before entering the country.
White House covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said U.S. President Joe Biden would announce this today as his administration seeks to ease some pandemic travel restrictions.
He said the United States would lift the 18-month travel ban on the European Union and Britain, which Donald Trump introduced when the Covid-19 pandemic first broke out.
The new rules will take effect in November, he said.
At present, only US citizens, residents and foreigners with special visas are allowed to enter the United States from most European countries.
The restriction has deeply irritated the EU and British authorities. On Monday, the European Union recommended that Member States reintroduce restrictions on US travelers who had previously been free to enter if vaccinated.
Mr Biden’s move comes before the UN General Assembly in New York, where the pandemic is due to the main issue.
IAG SA, the mother of transatlantic specialist British Airways, gained almost 12 percent after the FT report, mostly in 10 months, while Air France-KLM rose as much as 7 percent and Deutsche Lufthansa AG advanced 7.5 percent.
European network operators in particular rely on US flights to generate revenue after losing market share to discounted operators and short-haul high-speed trains.