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White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday that the United States “retains existing restrictions” on international travel, notably despite requests for reciprocity from the European Union. A regular press point.
“We maintain the existing travel restrictions at this stage,” she said, justifying this decision by the rapid spread of the Delta variant “in particular here and abroad”.
While EU countries have decided to reopen their borders to Americans provided they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative, the United States has closed its borders for more than a year. is kept.
Canada has also decided to reopen its border from August 9 to fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents living in the United States.
Washington announced in early June the establishment of working groups with Canada, Mexico, the European Union and the United Kingdom to look into the issue of international travel.
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