U.S. could lift travel ban on Ireland ‘within weeks’, according to expert

Travel expert and editor of Air and Travel magazine Eoghan Corry has predicted that the United States could lift its ban on people travelling from Ireland within weeks.

With the rollout of the vaccine and gradual lifting of restrictions globally, one travel expert has predicted that the U.S. could lift its travel ban on Ireland ‘within weeks’.

Unessential travel to the United States has been prohibited since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. However, things look set to open up in the coming weeks.

The U.S. could lift its travel ban on Ireland – great news for transatlantic travel

Travel from Ireland to the U.S. could reopen within weeks.
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Travel to the United States has been largely restricted for the past 18 months. This ban has affected countries including Ireland, the U.K., and those within mainland Europe.

Countries such as China, India, and Brazil, among others, also remain on the United States ‘ban list’.

Up until now, there has been no indication of when United States borders will open up to international travellers. However, one expert has predicted that the U.S. could lift the travel ban on Ireland ‘within weeks’.

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U.S. could lift the travel ban on Ireland within weeks.
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U.S. holidays have been on hold for almost two years, due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Now, however, travel expert and editor of Air and Travel magazine Eoghan Corry has predicted that the U.S. could lift the travel ban on Ireland ‘within weeks’.

While he stated that it is unclear when travel to the United States will be opened up again, speaking to the Irish Mirror, Corry said that things are looking positive.

He said there are “very strong indications from America that the ban on Irish people going to America will be lifted on Labor Day.”

Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September annually, which is 6 September this year.

Subject to conditions – things could get pushed back again

Transatlantic travel could be on the cards soon.
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Corry predicts that the U.S. could lift its travel ban on Ireland ‘within weeks’. However, he also highlighted that this is subject to several conditions.

He explained, “We need a few things to go right for that to happen.” Continuing, he explained, “It did look as if it was going to be lifted in July, and it did get put back.

“But the latest date, the important date, is 6 September. Another important date is 11 October, when Aer Lingus’ San Francisco service is due to resume.

“It’s nothing like we had before; it’s creep, creep, creep in that direction. The big decision will be the Americans letting people in who are just Irish passport holders and don’t have green cards or whatever.”

What are the current restrictions? – who can travel to the U.S. now

U.S. could lift the travel ban on Ireland within weeks.
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Currently, only U.S. citizens, green card holders, and some visa holders can enter the United States from Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland lifted some restrictions on travellers from the United States on 19 July this year. Thus, permitting entry to those who can show proof of full vaccination.

It was hoped that the United States would follow suit. However, this is still to happen.

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