White House plans to lift the entry ban on European countries
White House is considering lifting the entry ban on most non-U.S. citizens in European countries.
Several U.S. and airline officials revealed that the White House is considering lifting the entry ban on most non-U.S.
citizens from the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 other European countries and Brazil.
The plan has been supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force, public health agencies and other federal agencies
but President Trump has not yet made a final decision and the timing of its announcement remains uncertain, according to people familiar with the matter.
Many U.S. government officials believe that lifting the entry ban will benefit troubled American airlines.
According to airline industry data, American Airlines’ international travel business has decreased by 70% during the epidemic.
U.S. officials also said that the White House did not consider lifting the entry ban on most non-U.S. citizens in China and Iran.
Since mid-March, the United States has banned most European tourists from entering the United States, and in May, the United States announced an entry ban on Brazil.
But the U.S. Department of State grants exemptions to some travelers involved in “humanitarian, public health response and national security.” In addition
United States has also approved the entry of a number of business travelers, investors, scholars, students and journalists from Europe.