US President Joe Biden has said the United States is reviewing when it can lift restrictions that ban most-non US citizens from traveling to the US from much of Europe.
It comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the issue at a meeting in the White House today.
“It’s in process now,” Biden said of discussions about when restrictions could be lifted.
He said he is likely to be able to answer “within the next several days what is likely to happen”.
“I’m waiting to hear from our… Covid team as to when that should be done,” he added.
The ban on non-US citizens travelling to the US from most of Europe has been in effect since the early days of the pandemic, imposed by then-US President Donald Trump in March 2020.
European countries had hoped the US would respond in kind, after the EU eased its own restrictions on those travelling from the US last month.
In Ireland, passengers arriving into the country from the US are not required to complete mandatory hotel quarantine, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs website.
However, all passengers must complete a Covid-19 Passenger Locater Form and provide proof of a negative PCR test at least 72 hours before arrival.
Originally Appeared On: https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0715/1235423-biden-us-travel-restrictions/