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UK government pushes for lifting of U.S. travel restrictions -sources By Reuters

UK government pushes for lifting of U.S. travel restrictions -sources By Reuters
UK government pushes for lifting of U.S. travel restrictions -sources

FILE PHOTO: Travelers at O'Hare International Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Chicago p WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The British government is making a concerted effort to persuade the Trump administration to lift or soften travel restrictions that bar most people in the United Kingdom from traveling to the United States, sources briefed on the matter said." The proposal to lift the travel restrictions won the backing of White House coronavirus task-force members, public health and other federal agencies, Reuters reported in November.In October, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he had urged Trump to ease travel restrictions from Europe and Brazil to help boost the state's struggling tourism economy.The United States last week extended travel restrictions on Mexico and Canadian land border crossings through at least Jan.

Airlines for America, a group representing American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL ), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL ), United Airlines and others, told Reuters last month it has "been advocating for the federal government to set a national standard on testing in order to lift travel restrictions." The British also raised the possibility of using testing to establish a flight bubble between London and New York or easing travel restrictions for people who have been vaccinated.

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