U.S. Travel Hopes Tighter Entry Restrictions Won’t Last Long
U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes said in a statement recently the organization hopes the Biden administration’s announcement to tighten the pre-departure testing window for entry to the U.S. from three days for vaccinated travelers to one day will be temporary.
“We hope this measure to narrow the pre-departure testing window will be temporary until more is learned about the Omicron variant. In the meantime, the travel industry urges everyone to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible,” Emerson Barnes wrote. “It has long been known that measures to combat the virus and its variants would evolve and require us to be nimble and adapt”.
The U.S. Travel Association believes it is critically important for the Biden administration to communicate these policy changes clearly to global travelers and continue to welcome all qualified visitors to the United States.