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US will not immediately lift travel restrictions - White House official

The Joe Biden administration says it won't lift travel restrictions in the US yet.
TWICE AS NICE The Joe Biden administration says it won't lift travel restrictions in the US yet.
Image: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

The Biden administration will not immediately lift any international travel restrictions, even as it faces growing pressure from US business groups and lawmakers, a White House official said.

In June, the administration launched interagency working groups with the European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico to look at how to lift restrictions and eventually resume travel.

"While these groups have met a number of times, there are further discussions to be had before we can announce any next steps on travel reopening with any country," the White House official told Reuters.

"We have made tremendous progress domestically in our vaccination efforts, as have many of these other countries, but we want to ensure that we move deliberately and are in a position to sustainably reopen international travel when it is safe to do so."

Reuters

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