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Airline shares take off as US relaxes UK and EU travel bans

Shares in the major transatlantic airlines soared after the US announced it was easing strict Covid-19 travel rules imposed by the Trump administration in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.The executive order, renewed by President Joe Biden when he took office, banned citizens from a number of countries from travelling to the US, including the European Union’s Schengen Zone, the UK, and Ireland.Airlines have been pleading with the administration to lift the ban for months after the UK and EU both lifted restrictions on Americans.White House pandemic coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that he expects fully vaccinated Europeans...
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Vaccines for kids could help labor

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Pfizer (PFE.N) said on Monday that its Covid-19 jab is safe and effective for kids aged 5 to 11. Regulators could authorize the vaccination within weeks. Children under 17 represent 22% of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau. While those over 12 are already eligible, lowering the age further means fewer children will have to stay home from school – and more parents can go back to work.
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US to End Travel Bans For Vaccinated Passengers

The United States Government announced the US is opening travel for all vaccinated foreign nationals in November, including those currently impacted by the US travel ban. The U.S. ban on nonessential travel has been in place since early 2020, starting with China and expanding to visitors from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the 29 regions in the European Schengen region, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India.
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U.S. to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreigners

Subscribe to Fortune Daily to get essential business stories straight to your inbox each morning. The U.S. will require that most adult foreigners be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country as part of a plan to ease some pandemic travel restrictions, according to a person familiar with the matter.

U.S. air reopening better late than never

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Joe Biden’s decision to open U.S. borders for vaccinated foreign travellers is long overdue but, for European airlines at least, perfectly timed read more . Hit on Sunday by news of a 2.1 billion euro rights issue, Deutsche Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) shareholders suddenly have something positive to latch on to. The German carrier’s shares jumped 6%. British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines (IAG) (ICAG.L) soared 10%. That’s a relief to Chief Executive Luis Gallego, who at the weekend promised he wouldn’t need to raise fresh capital.

Emirates Ups US Frequencies To 90% Of Pre-Pandemic Levels

Dubai-based carrier Emirates is looking to further increase its flight operations to the United States of America as it continues rebuilding operations on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the increases, the airline expects to operate 90% of its pre-pandemic United States capacity by December. At...

Covid: US opens up to fully vaccinated travellers

The US is easing its coronavirus travel restrictions, re-opening to passengers from the UK, EU and other nations. From November, foreign travellers will be allowed to fly into the US if they are fully vaccinated, and undergo testing and contact tracing. The US has had tough restrictions on travel in...
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U.S. eases foreign air travel restrictions, adds steps for unvaccinated flyers

The U.S. will soon allow entry to most foreign air travelers as long as they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — while adding a testing requirement for unvaccinated Americans and barring entry for foreigners who haven’t gotten shots. The measures, announced Monday by the White House, are the most sweeping change...

BREAKING: US will allow vaccinated British, EU travelers from November

The 18-month ban on British and European travelers to the United States is finally coming to an end. From “early November,” the White House will allow fully-vaccinated travelers to enter the United States for leisure reasons, the first time this has been allowed since March 2020. Travelers will still be required to show proof of negative COVID-19 test results in addition to proof of vaccination.

Airline Stocks Go Full Throttle But Inflation Worries Linger

“The lifting of travel restrictions for double jabbed visitors to the US provided the thrust needed to send the recovery in airline stocks full throttle. After months riding the stomach wrenching turbulence of rolling restrictions with red lights flashing on transatlantic travel, the industry is now set on a smoother ride to recovery ahead.

Ryder Cup: Europe’s approach was ‘cheap’ and ’embarrassing’ until Tony Jacklin changed the game in 1983

Of all the former Ryder Cup captains gathering at Whistling Straits this week, the diminutive Tony Jacklin arguably stands tallest. Though the European project was conceived around the incomparable Seve Ballesteros it was Jacklin who laid the foundations for the team’s growth, which ultimately transformed the contest into the spectacle it is today.

COVID-19: US to relax travel rules for vaccinated passengers from UK and EU

Vaccinated passengers will be able to enter the US from the UK and EU from November, ending almost two years of coronavirus travel restrictions. The new rules are part of broader policy changes for international travel and will apply to fully jabbed people - meaning those who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Fully vaccinated UK travellers can visit the US from November

Fully vaccinated UK travellers will be able to visit the US from November. The White House will lift the 18-month blanket ban on foreign travellers from entering the country, which was introduced by former president Donald Trump at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he...

FTSE slides after Evergrande sparks sell-off but airliners rebound sharply

The FTSE 100 slid as it followed the Evergrande-driven global sell off but recovered from intra-day losses on the back of a recovery by travel stocks.British Airways owner IAG soared by more than 11%, or 16.68p, to 166.18p after it was confirmed that the White House will ease travel restrictions to US from Europe in November.Airliners had already been buoyed by the announcement last week that UK restrictions would be eased but their shares took flight at the end of the session on Monday.London’s top flight closed 59.73 points, or 0.86%, lower at 6,903.91 on Monday.Michael Hewson, chief market analyst...