White House NOT Withdrawing Travel Restrictions Due to New Threats

White House NOT Withdrawing Travel Restrictions Due to New Threats

(RightWing.org) – The US travel and tourism industry faces disaster after the Biden administration announced it won’t lift international travel restrictions. The White House says it wants to keep out people infected with the Delta variant of the COVID virus – but that variant is already here.

On July 26, White House mouthpiece Jen Psaki told reporters the travel bans introduced last year will stay in place for a while longer. Airlines and hospitality businesses face a second summer without foreign visitors despite pleas to relax the strict rules in time for the busiest part of the tourist season. Now their hopes have been dashed.

As vaccination rates rise, other countries are starting to open up to foreign visitors again – but the Biden administration refuses. Last week the CDC advised Americans not to travel to the UK despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world and rapidly falling COVID case rates. Every year, four million British tourists come to the US – the biggest group outside our immediate neighbors – and spend billions of dollars with American businesses. Our airlines, hotels and restaurants need that money. Why would the president continue a policy that hurts so much of the economy when containment is no longer possible? It defies logic.

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