The United States wants to lift entry restrictions from the European Union and Great Britain for vaccinated people soon.

The easing should be announced on Monday, reported the Financial Times, the website "Politico" and the broadcaster CNN.

According to the newspaper and CNN, the move should take effect in November.

The extensive entry ban was imposed by then President Donald Trump at the beginning of the corona pandemic in early 2020 and has so far been maintained by his successor Joe Biden.

From the travel industry, among others, a relaxation has long been called for, at least for travelers vaccinated against the coronavirus.

In Washington, Brussels and London, there was initially no confirmation of the reports.

Politico appealed to EU diplomats, the Financial Times and CNN to unspecified informed people.

The previous travel restrictions state that only American citizens and holders of a green card as well as their family members are allowed to enter the USA if they have been in the EU or Great Britain in the past 14 days.

All others need special permission.

The EU had already asked the member states in the summer to gradually lift restrictions on travelers from the USA and several other countries. Germany then allowed entries from the USA, among others, "for all permissible purposes of residence, including tourism". However, the US government stuck to the restrictions in July, citing the more contagious Delta variant.

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