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Oct 19, 2021

Update: Travel Restrictions to be Lifted on November 8

On Friday October 15, White House officials announced that travel restrictions on international air and land border crossings for fully vaccinated travelers would be lifted beginning on November 8.

The reopening will welcome travelers from 33 countries including Europe, the United Kingdom, China, India, and Brazil who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Travelers must also provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure from countries outside of the U.S.

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Yesterday on September 20, the U.S. announced it will remove travel restrictions for vaccinated EU and UK citizens in early November. AmCham Denmark welcomes this decision, which will help both economies bounce back from the disruption felt throughout the pandemic.

Commenting on the decision, AmCham Executive Director Stephen Brugger says: “Over the past 18 months, AmCham has worked with our partners in the transatlantic business community, as well as with government officials both in Denmark and the U.S. to find ways to safely resume transatlantic travel. We welcomed the EU’s decision this summer to remove restrictions for U.S. travelers and have since been encouraging the U.S. government to reciprocate.”

“Throughout this 18-month period, we have spoken to hundreds of companies on both sides of the Atlantic about the negative impact that the U.S. travel ban has had on them. Small and medium-sized businesses were particularly affected, in many cases unable to send people across the Atlantic to close business deals or expand operations. Yesterday’s announcement brings much needed relief and support for the U.S.- EU economic partnership”, he says.

In 2020 the U.S. became Denmark’s largest export market, with Denmark exporting 108 BN DKK to the U.S. In total, Danish companies in the U.S. created more than 42,000 jobs, while U.S. companies created 45,300 jobs in Denmark.