A HOLIDAY to the US isn’t likely to happen any time soon as the country has been excluded from the UK air bridge list.
The UK government is to announce the full list of countries which will allow Brits to travel without quarantining from July 10.
The US remains off the list for UK travellers this summerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
This includes Spain, France, Italy and Germany.
Yet the US is a “red” country, meaning they are a high risk, which is why it has not been included as an air bridge with the UK.
Only countries which are green or amber – meaning similar risk to the UK or lower risk than the UK have been included in the agreement.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “The US, from a very early stage, banned flights from the UK and from Europe so there isn’t a reciprocal arrangement in place in any case there.
“They have got very high numbers of infections, which is why they are not on the list today.
Here is everything you need to know about going on holiday to the US this year.
Can I travel to the US on holiday now?
Brits are still banned from travelling to the US, with the country stopping all flights earlier this year.
The UK quarantine restrictions are also still in place with anyone returning from the US having to isolate for two weeks.
The Foreign Office advice states: “As of 16 March, it will not be possible for many British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK.”
This means trips to Disney World and Universal Orlando are off the cards indefinitely.
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When will I be able to travel to the US?
Air bridges between the UK and the US hope to be in place by the end of the year.
Paul Charles, spokesperson for the Quash Quarantine group who campaigned for the quarantine on all foreign arrivals to be lifted, told Sun Online Travel: “I think the US will be out of bounds until November for two reasons.
“Firstly, because of the high number of coronavirus cases and secondly, because Trump’s travel ban will likely be in place until the presidential elections.”
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Are flights running to the US?
Flights between the UK and the US are not currently running.
Airlines including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic hope to restart flights to America later this year.
However, TUI has been forced to cancel all Florida bookings until 2021 due to restrictions in place, including at Disney World.
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