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VS have announced resumptions of flights to Orlando, New York and Los Angeles from July 20th. The Orlando destination is interesting as it’s mainly a holiday destination and the parks are beginning to re open. I can’t see a cash strapped company like VS, resuming a long haul holiday destination route without some behind the scenes conversations about whether it will be able to carry non USA citizens.
Time will tell…11 Jun 2020
This is a question we all wish we knew the answer to I have people on work visas who have been stuck outside the US (due to Visa Status) since March) – If the airlines are anything to go by then its likely to be July time as Virgin and BA have flights to the US starting up then but who knows the amount of cases in the US still increasing by 20k a day + and New York is only in stage 1 of reopening11 Jun 2020
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The fact that more and more flights are being ramped up again to destinations all accross the US seems to be an indicator of what might be coming, I agree with others here on this forum. We are working with clients in the US that have been able to apply for emergency visas on behalf of their business partners, while that might be only a very specific loophole for a very few it might be worth you exploring that option if you have a partner in the US that can facilitate it.Hope that helps a bit, Martin11 Jun 2020
The problem is you cannot just look at the borders ‘re-opening’ as such. Individual states are also able to set restrictions on things like quarantine. Hawaii being an example which insists on a 14 day quarantine period.11 Jun 2020
There have been a few false starts with other destinations / airlines and it is possible airlines ramping up schedules to the US may be happening to force the hand of the US authorities to a degree. Given Trumps whims it will depend on how much he is pandering to his supporter base as much as doing anything sensible.
So hopefully US travel restrictions will be eased – but airline schedules increasing is not a clear sign that anything will happen.12 Jun 2020
US travel bans will only be lifted when the EU lift theirs. There is absolutely no way Trump will allow EU citizens into the US if US citizens aren’t allowed into the EU. What’s interesting is that the situation in states like NY and CO are really good and much better than many EU countries. However there are other states that are worse…12 Jun 2020
What’s interesting is that the situation in states like NY and CO are really good and much better than many EU countries
That’s because the Governors of States make the decisions with regard to lockdowns, reopenings, etc, and not the lunatic in the White House. Those states with Governors beholden to the idiot have opened too soon (Georgia, Florida, etc.) and others, who care about their residents such as the aforementioned NY and CO have seen improvement. Sadly, the mass protests, while understandable, could cause new outbreaks all over the USA. I do hope the travel bans are lifted soon, all countries are in desperate need of the tourism dollar/euro/pound……15 Jun 2020
That’s because the Governors of States make the decisions with regard to lockdowns, reopenings, etc, and not the lunatic in the White House.
According to Dr Fauci it could be months, not weeks before UK nationals are let in… quoted though most of the weekend newswires..
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Well if protests and the rush to get into shops whilst ignoring social distancing is anything to go buy, we will be lucky if some of us see a foreign land before Christmas. And what did Starmer say some weeks back “We need to have a grown up conversation with the public and treat them as adults”. Clearly some refuse to act, or are incapable of acting, as adults!!15 Jun 2020
I would not be in any hurry to travel to the US, even though it is my other home. Americans have a lack of self discipline which dwarfs the irresponsible behavior we have seen here. With the huge variation in approach to COVID 19 depending on State and the increasing mobility with summer holidays, it would be hard to feel safe.17 Jun 2020