U.S. to lift travel ban on Nov. 8, allowing vaccinated international visitors into the country

After a coronavirus positive diagnosis was made in Los Angeles County, California, January 26, 2020, passengers arrived at LAX.
The White House announced Friday that international travelers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to enter the United States starting Nov. 8. This lifts a ban placed on foreign visitors from the EU, UK, and other countries.

Last month, the White House announced that it would lift travel restrictions that had barred many non-U.S citizens from traveling to Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and other countries. This was in response to a request by Congress. These rules were established by Trump's administration during the pandemic to stop the spread of Covid-19. They were then extended by the Biden administration in winter. To be allowed to enter, visitors must have been fully vaccinated against Covid according to the Biden administration.

This relief is for major airlines such as Delta, United, and American that have struggled to return profitability after international travel was curtailed for over a year. Each airline gained more than 2% Friday morning, compared to 0.4% in the S&P 500.