Will America be cut off to the world once the lockdown ends?

Saturday - 02/05/2020 14:51
Travellers in protective gear walk through a deserted JFK airport in New York CREDIT: Getty
Travellers in protective gear walk through a deserted JFK airport in New York CREDIT: Getty
From immunity passports to pre-boarding tests, there will be many challenges facing travellers to and from the US once the lockdown ends

While several US states are already lifting their lockdown restrictions and opening up for business, it is unclear when America will reopen to the outside world. 

Several measures to allow air travel to continue safely - from immunity passports to pre-boarding tests - have been floated. 

Here is everything we know about when and how travel from Europe to the US might resume - and what it might mean for travellers.

How long will travel to and from America be cut off? 

In March, Donald Trump introduced restrictions on travel from European countries, including the UK, to the US which the US president said would last for 30 days. However White House officials hinted this week that these restrictions could in fact be extended for several months. 
 

Donald Trump says he wants to protect American jobs from foreign workers
Donald Trump says he wants to protect American jobs from foreign workers CREDIT: Yuri Gripas/Shutterstock 


Dr Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease expert, sounded...

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