London - Today, the US announced it will remove travel restrictions for vaccinated EU and UK citizens. BritishAmerican Business (BAB) welcomes this decision, which will help both economies bounce back from the disruption felt throughout the pandemic.
Commenting on the decision, BAB CEO Duncan Edwards said: “Over the past 18 months, BritishAmerican Business has worked with our partners in the transatlantic business community, as well as with government officials both in the UK and the US, to find ways to safely resume transatlantic travel. We welcomed the UK’s decision this summer to remove restrictions for US travellers and have since been encouraging the US government to reciprocate.
“Throughout this 18-month period, we have spoken to hundreds of companies on both sides of the Atlantic about the negative impact that the US travel ban has had on them. Small and medium-sized businesses were particularly affected, in many cases unable to send people across the Atlantic to close business deals or expand operations. Today’s announcement brings much needed relief and support for the US-UK economic partnership.”