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Joe Biden, Boris Johnson to vow at G7 to speed up opening US-UK travel
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Joe Biden, Boris Johnson to vow at G7 to speed up opening US-UK travel

[ad_1] The two leaders will meet for the first time in Cornwall, southwestern England, and launch a joint task force to explore options to resume travel between their countries. Before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 5 million Britons visited the U.S. and over 4.5 million Americans visited the U.K. every year, according to figures released by Johnson’s office.The U.S. is expected to make a similar commitment to the European Union next week when Biden meets continental leaders in Brussels, according to a draft statement seen by Bloomberg. In a dramatic agenda-setting gesture, Biden will announce on Thursday the U.S. will buy 500 million doses of Pfizer Inc.’s shots to share internationally.At the same time, Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, downplayed the chances of t...
UK unlikely to relax foreign travel curbs amid COVID-19 surge
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UK unlikely to relax foreign travel curbs amid COVID-19 surge

[ad_1] Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is likely to keep tight limits on international travel for the weeks ahead, denting hopes of a major summer revival for aviation and tourism businesses that have been hammered by the pandemic.Officials are set to announce a revised “green list” of countries deemed safe for leisure travel Thursday, but the government is likely to stay cautious in the face of a growing threat of another wave of infections, a person familiar with the matter said.Johnson said that while he wanted to allow foreign travel, the government will have “no hesitation” to move previously safe countries onto the high-risk list if their pandemic situation worsens. The government’s Joint Biosecurity Centre will make recommendations about the safety of travel, he said.“W...