USA: Travel restrictions for the fully vaccinated are lifted – Companies prepare for


Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said yesterday that travelers should first be prepared for long queues when the United States lifts international travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers on November 8.

“It simply came to our notice then. “I can assure you, there will be queues unfortunately, but we will keep them short,” Bastian said at a travel event.

“We will have a big increase in demand. “In order to maintain this demand, we need to make it easier and easier for people to understand what the requirements for documents are.”

US President Joe Biden on Monday signed an executive order imposing new vaccination requirements on most international travelers, as well as ending harsh travel restrictions imposed on China, India and much of Europe from November 8. .

Airlines will check vaccination records for international travelers, as they do now with COVID-19 diagnostic test results.

Roger Doe, chief executive of the U.S. Tourism Association, told a news conference that the industry was concerned about whether U.S. border guards would be prepared for the growing number of tourists on November 8.

“I think there will obviously be some problems,” Dow said, noting that the tourism industry is of the opinion that the increase in tourist traffic “will be much greater than expected” by the relevant US agencies.

US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mallorca told the tourist event that his ministry is preparing for a significant increase in the number of domestic and international passengers on holiday. “I think they will be equipped to manage what we expect to be, a real increase in holiday traffic,” Mallorca said.

Last week, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines and the White House said they did not think the Biden government executive order, which obliges contractors with federal agencies, to vaccinate its staff until on December 8, will affect the management of tourists during the holiday season or will result in the departure of employees.

Some airlines, as well as the US tourism industry, have expressed fears that unvaccinated employees will leave the airlines or federal services involved in managing tourists shortly before Christmas time.

However, the airlines later announced that this would not happen, citing comments from the White House, from last week.

SOURCE: ΑΠΕ- ΜΠΕ



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