By Blake Haas
BLOOMINGTON – The Biden Administration is now allowing vaccinated international travelers, previously banned, into the United States.
Tim Davis, a central Illinois travel agent with Direct Travel, said the President’s decision is excellent news.
“I think that will break down some walls that have been out there. I think other countries have kinda been maybe retaliating a little bit and making it harder on us to travel overseas. This should be kind of a breakthrough thing that gets us all working together on a global level.”
According to CNBC, the Biden Administration requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated to enter the U.S. President Biden’s decision reverses course from President Trump, who had first issued the ban that applied to more than 30 countries in March 2020.
“What this hopefully, this is great news, and will hopefully lead to some consistency as we reopen the world and start traveling on a more regular basis,” Davis told WJBC’s, Scott Miller.
The airline industry across the country is required to collect and provide passenger information to aid contact tracing.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports 1.9 million travelers hit the sky’s in the past week, compared to 2.5 million in 2019.
Blake Haas can be reached at Blake.Haas@Cumulus.com.