The United States does not explain the restrictions imposed on international tourists “at this stage.” The information was provided to Reuters by a White House official. This means that the restrictions imposed from 2020, which did not allow most of the world to enter the United States, will remain in force and will not be lifted in the near future.
The reason is the delta variant of the highly prevalent coronavirus. “Because of the delta option, home [ინფიცირების] “Cases are rising, especially among those who have not been vaccinated, and it looks like the increase will continue into the coming weeks,” said a White House spokesman.
Most non-US citizens who have been in the United Kingdom for the past 2 weeks, including 26 Schengen countries, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil, are barred from entering the United States today.
In January 2020, travel restrictions were first imposed on China to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Washington then expanded the list to include other countries. India was last added to the list in May this year. It was revealed last week that the U.S. would leave the land border closed again with both bordering states, Canada and Mexico.
Washington’s decision will deepen the problems created by the pandemic in American aviation. The tourism industry, which relied heavily on tourists from Europe and other parts of the world in the summer, will also be hit hard. American airline lobbyists have been lobbying intensively for the White House in recent months to lift restrictions.