White House: US to maintain Covid foreign travel restrictions
The US does not intend to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions for non-Americans, the White House has said.
The decision comes amid pressure from airlines and tourism industry lobbyists to lift the sweeping ban before the end of the summer travel season.
The decision was due to a rise in infections, the Delta variant's transmissibility and a recent advisory against travel to the UK.
Cases in the US continue to rise, particularly among the non-vaccinated.
Rising cases "appear likely to continue in the weeks ahead," said White House Press Secretary Jen...