There has been pressure for travel to restart between the US and the UK.
Bosses of all airlines that offer UK-US flights and Heathrow Airport last week called for a transatlantic travel “corridor”.
The US is on the” amber list” which means nearly all passengers from the UK are currently banned from travelling there.
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When can I travel to the US?
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the US based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.
Non-US citizens who have been in the UK in the last 14 days cannot enter the country unless a specific exemption applies.
Could the US soon join the ‘green list’ of approved countries?
At present, the US is on the “amber list” which means travellers from the US to the UK must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival.
Another update is expected for the UK’s “green list” soon but it is not clear whether much will change.
However, after US President Joe Biden arrived in the UK for the G7 last week the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, tweeted: “We’re pleased to announce a joint UK/US taskforce to help facilitate the reopening of transatlantic travel.”
If the US did join the green list it would remove the need for quarantine on return to the UK.
But passengers would still need to have proof of a negative Covid test result on departure.
When will we find out if the US is on the ‘green list’?
The date of the next travel review has not been confirmed by the Government, although they happen every three weeks.
As the last announcement took place on Thursday, 3 June this means the next update could take place on Thursday, 24 June.
Any developments would then likely come into effect early the following week.
Shai Weiss, chief executive of airline Virgin Atlantic, said last week there was “no reason” for the US to be absent from the green list.