Day: April 20, 2021

USA issues new travel warnings casting doubt over corridor with UK

An American Airlines jet landing in Washington - Getty

An American Airlines jet landing in Washington – Getty

The US has added some 130 countries to its Do Not Travel list, accounting for 80 per cent of the planet, raising concerns the country will not open a transatlantic corridor with the UK in May.

The United States’ State Department said the Covid-19 pandemic “continues to pose unprecedented risks to travellers” and urged Americans to “reconsider all travel abroad”. Travel to the remaining 20 per cent of countries is also discouraged.

The full list of banned destinations has not yet been made public, with guidance for each individual country expected

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