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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...
US eases travel warning for Japan ahead of Olympics, France, Germany, others
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US eases travel warning for Japan ahead of Olympics, France, Germany, others

[ad_1] The US State Department loosened its travel warnings for dozens of nations including France, Canada and Germany, in a move that could ease airline restrictions for people wanting to go overseas as the coronavirus pandemic wanes in parts of the world.The department changed its travel warnings Tuesday for nearly 60 nations and territories from level 4, or “do not travel,” to level 3, “reconsider travel,” according to the agency’s website. In a statement, the department said it was updating the advisories after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed the methodology for its travel health notices.Countries affected by the latest change included France, Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Singapore. Another 16 nations were downgraded from level 3 to level 2, or “e...