Welcome news that USA is opening up

Travel.Radio is delighted to hear the news that the USA is easing its coronavirus travel restrictions, re-opening to passengers from the UK, EU and other nations.

From November, foreign travellers will be allowed to fly into the US if they are fully vaccinated, and agree to undergo testing and contact tracing.

The US has had tough restrictions on travel in place since early last year but the announcement to lift them comes much earlier than expected and has been welcomed by travellers, airlines, cruise lines and the travel industry.

Under the new rules, foreign travellers will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination before flying, obtain a negative Covid-19 test result within three days of travelling, and provide their contact information. They will not be required to quarantine.

Officials said there would be some exceptions to the new policy, including for children who are not eligible to be vaccinated.

For full updates on the situation in the USA follow Joe Malerba, broadcasting from his New York studio, for the Weekend Red Eye Show on Travel.Radio