Can you believe that it was 16th March 2020 when
the president at the time, Donald Trump, announced that those travelling from
the UK were no longer allowed to enter the US, due to the risk of Covid?
It has been a long 20 months for those needing to make
transatlantic journeys to visit friends and family, or to conduct business in
the US. The announcement in October 2021 saw the US Government confirm that the USA would once again allow foreign nationals back into the country, a declaration
welcomed by the masses hoping to visit the land of the free and the home of the
November 8th 2021 (5:01am UK time) sees the
long-awaited reopening of the US borders to those double vaccinated adults and
their unvaccinated children wishing to travel there, from the UK.
As with all countries, the US will have its own set of entry
requirements that must be adhered to in order to be admitted.
Only but last week there was a threat to the resumption of
families travelling to the US, as it was somehow missed in the guidance that
children under-18 would have to self-isolate for 7 days on arrival.
Frantic lobbying by industry leaders saw this unnoticed rule
overturned by the US government meaning the period of quarantine for minors was
no longer required.
The new rules for travelling to the US from the UK:
When the US borders open, they are currently only allowing
those double vaccinated adults to enter from the UK plus unvaccinated children.
All passengers over the age of 2, including those fully
vaccinated, must undertake a supervised Covid-19 test prior to travel to the
The only exception to this rule is if any traveller can
prove that they have recovered from Coronavirus in the preceding 90 days, prior
to travel, from a licenced healthcare provider.
You have the option to take either a PCR or private lateral
flow test but either way the test must be conducted under live supervision.
Double vaccinated adults and those unvaccinated children
accompanying a fully vaccinated parent or legal guardian have the option to
take the test within 3 days of departure.
Those under-18s who are travelling alone will be required to
take the test within 1 day of departure of travel.
You can self-test (otherwise known as a home test). The test
must be a SAR-CoV-2 viral test with Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the
U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The home test service must also provide a video supervision
service via an audio and video connection.
Express Test by
Cignpost are currently advertising Antigen
Lateral Flow Fit to Fly tests that provide results in 40 mins. These tests
start from £35 and are suitable for travel the US.
There are a list
of exemptions allowing non-vaccinated passengers to enter the U.S for
These passengers are required to take a Covid-19 viral test
3-5 days after arrival in the United States, unless you have the correct
documentation to prove of recovering from Covid-19 in the past 90 days.
When travelling to the US passengers will be required to
wear a mask on all airlines and for the duration of the flight unless eating or
drinking. Masks are also mandatory within all transportation hubs including
Don’t forget if you are travelling to the US and require
currency for our trip Currency
Online Group provide the best market rate for your US Dollars and provide a
home delivery service, meaning you can receive your travel money the next
working day if ordered before 12pm. The service is completely secure and
insured via Royal Mail Special Delivery. The service is free of charge for
orders over £750.
Want to go cashless? Why not purchase one of our prepaid currency
cards? Our currency card, teamed with the COG app allows you to be in
complete control of your currency conversion. The card is accepted free of
charge at all Mastercard locations worldwide. The app allows you to do instant
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5th November 2021