The U.S. Eases Travel Bans. Will Travel Reach Sky High Levels?

  • Starting in November, the U.S. will be open to all visitors who are able to provide proof of vaccination.
  • Prior to this foreign travelers would have to quarantine for 14 days before entering the U.S.
  • The estimated cost of limiting foreign travel to the U.S. has cost the tourism and hospitality industries $198 million per day.

The United States  has been cautious in fully opening the borders to international travel but this is finally changing in November. The host of Say Yes To Travel, Sarah Dandashy, discusses the impact this will have on the tourism and hospitality industry for the end of 2021 and heading into a new year.

The travel industry has estimated that the true cost of the borders being closed to travelers from key destination countries has cost $198 million per day. In August 2021, international travel was only 46% of what it was in 2019 but with this change in policy that is expected to drastically increase in the coming months.

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