The United States wants to admit almost all foreign tourists, as long as they are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The administration of President Joe Biden is working on a plan for this system, which can only come into effect once current travel restrictions are lifted. However, it is still unclear when that could happen.
Several government organizations are working together on the new system. The White House wants to stimulate the aviation industry and the tourism sector with this. However, it is not clear whether the system will also apply to travellers who do not come by plane, such as those from neighbouring Mexico and Canada.
Currently, the US does not allow travellers who have spent time in the last 14 days in the United Kingdom, the Schengen countries in the European Union (including the Netherlands), Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.
The travel restrictions were first introduced for China in January 2020. The last on the list was India in May. However, critics of this system find this list illogical because countries with high infection rates are not on it.