Hopes that UK holidaymakers could visit the USA this summer have been dashed after a White House official said existing restrictions on international travel will be maintained.
It is not possible for most European travellers, including those from the UK, to enter the US due to coronavirus fears.
The Associated Press reported that the policy will not be lifted due to the prevalence of variants of the virus in Europe.
Last week, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans against travel to the UK in light of the country’s surge in cases.
Most European nations have relaxed restrictions on visitors from the US who are fully-vaccinated.
But the UK has kept the US on its amber list, meaning most arriving travellers must self-isolate for 10 days.
Ahead of last month’s G7 summit in Cornwall, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden launched a taskforce to make recommendations on safely restarting international travel.
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